Larne Area Plan 2010
Larne Town: Open Space
Active open space provision in Larne at present amounts to 9.5 hectares of land.
Plan Policy H5)
A developers brief has been prepared to assist those who may be involved in house building in the Larne West area. This sets down the Department's requirements in relation to open space. These areas of open space will cater for the requirements of the expected new population and form an integral part of the development.
This will include a new park at Craigyhill, land at Linn Glen, an amenity area at The Promenade, an area of open space at the Harbour Highway/Curran Road/Larne River, and extensions to the Curran Park and Larne River walkway. Existing passive open space will continue to be provided at Town Parks, Curran Park, Dixon Park, Smiley and Chaine Parks.
Existing open space facilities are provided at, Smiley Park, Circular and Harbour Road roundabouts, Inver Gardens, Bank Road, Fair Hill, Meetinghouse Street and at First Larne Presbyterian Church.
A number of open space areas exist within Larne Town which are important because of their amenity value or location. It is proposed to protect these sites from development and there will be a presumption against development in these locations.