Ulster Unionist MLA for East Antrim, Roy Beggs Jr, has welcomed outlined planning permission for a developer led improvement to the A2 at the derelict Howden’s Quay site on the route into Larne.
Roy Beggs MLA said “The Howden’s Quay area has been derelict for a long time so any work to rejuvenate the area has to be welcomed. The site could be best described as an eye sore at present, and I welcome the outline planning permission that has been granted for the redevelopment of the area which will see housing, industrial units and leisure facilities established. The much needed work will provide short term job opportunities in the construction sector and then provide longer term opportunities in leisure and industry for Larne. The redevelopment will also rectify issues on the road that has seen traffic systems installed in recent times, therefore allowing for freer movement of vehicles along the busy A2. ”