Larne Area Plan 2010
Ballystrudder with a 1991 population of 750, is situated 2 kms from Whitehead at the southern end of the Islandmagee Peninsula, and has developed between Middle Road (B150) and Low Road (B190).
The Department has included 4.0 hectares of land, considered to be suitable for development, between Low Road and Reids Road. A further 2.23 hectares of land to the south of the settlement between Middle Road and Ballystrudder Road is also included within the development limit.
The settlement has experienced significant growth in recent years which has changed its character from rural to urban in form, although it still has a rural hinterland. Its function has now become a dormitory settlement for commuters. It is proposed to consolidate the settlement over the plan period, however some growth can be accommodated and suitable land has been identified.