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Have your say on the future of Ballymena and Larne town centres

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in partnership with Department for Communities (DfC) is calling on the public to share their views on the future of Ballymena and Larne as they work on developing a 10 Year Investment Plan and Town Centre Strategy for both town centres.

The aim is to develop a plan and strategy that will be used to inform future public investment in the towns, focusing on a vision of how they can evolve and thrive, and develop their role in the daily lives of our residents, businesses and visitors.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor, Peter Johnston said:

“As with the previous public consultation which took place in Carrickfergus, our process recognises the importance of the opinions of people who live in Ballymena and Larne and the surrounding areas, in addition to visitors and the important views from businesses based in our area or wanting to relocate.

“Council along with DfC have commissioned Venture International Ltd and the Paul Hogarth Company Ltd to work with the team to develop proposals for residents, businesses and other stakeholders to give their views. We believe that the opinions of our citizens should be central to the decisions we make on investment, therefore I would encourage you to avail of the opportunity to have your say in shaping the future of both Ballymena and Larne town centres.”

Based on engagement with retailers, traders and elected members to date, draft proposals have been developed and the public are now being asked for their views. Given the restrictions on travel and public gatherings because of Covid19, everyone can view and provide feedback on the proposals online:


The link will be active from 22 January to 3 February 2021.

For further information please contact: John O’Neil Venture International Ltd, john@venturei.orgTel: +44(0) 780 267 1970