Larne Area Plan 2010
Raloo consists of a cluster of dwellings centred around a church and church hall accessed along an existing laneway.
The Department proposes a development limit for the settlement.
Within this limit opportunities exist for suitably designed single dwellings which reflect the existing informal pattern of development.
The Department proposes to declare the settlement a Conservation Area based on the pattern of development.
The Department has recognised that the settlement form is consistent with that of a Clachan and may also satisfy the Scots definition of a cluster of farms with a church – a “kirkton”. In support of the designation of the Conservation Area, the Department will publish a design guide to assist those who may wish to carry out development within the settlement.
The Department will resist any proposals which will affect the essential character of the settlement.
It is considered that proposals including improvements to the access point and laneway, siting, design, materials and form of structure may seriously affect the essential character of the clachan. Guidance is available at present and prospective developers are advised to consult with the Divisional Planning Office before formulating proposals.