Larne Area Plan 2010
Ballygalley with a 1991 population of 496, is located 8 kms north of Larne on the Antrim Coast Road. Although it originally developed around the 17th century castle its function is now that of a dormitory settlement. The development of the village has been restricted by the surrounding topography, although a “ribbon” of dwellings has extended to the north west along the coast.
The Department proposes that no further development of the settlement will take place.
The village has grown rapidly in recent years and some further approved land remains to be developed. The Department recognises that the village has reached its capacity for growth and will ensure the retention of its character.
Archaeological remains may exist within the development limit associated with earlier occupation of this area.
Developers should consult with the Department at the earliest opportunity to allow evaluation of any archaeological discoveries. This will enable the formulation of a strategy to record the artefacts and the preparation of a programme of excavation if necessary.