Dunluce Street / Lower Cross Street Pedestrianisation
Notification of intention to pedestrianise & upgrade Dunluce Street and Lower Cross street in Larne
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is currently developing an application for funding from the Department for Communities (DfC) to invest in the Public Realm in Dunluce Street and Lower Cross Street, Larne.
Proposed site location
Dunluce Street and Lower Cross Street are located just behind Main Street in Larne Town Centre. Public realm improvement works were completed in Larne a few years ago with significant investment to provide new streetscape, furniture and lighting, however, this work did not extend to Dunluce Street and Lower Cross Street.
It is envisaged that the proposed works will be phased, with improvements planned for Dunluce Street in phase one. Proposals for Lower Cross Street will form phase two, subject to funding availability.
This initial consultation is in reference to the proposed pedestrianisation of both of these areas.
Proposals for pedestrianisation
It is proposed to pedestrianise Dunluce Street including the removal of six existing car parking spaces. It should be noted that access will be maintained for business deliveries with permitted vehicle class to be determined in conjunction with the relevant authorities.
As an adjunct to the above works, it is proposed to extend the public footway on Bridge Street, connecting onto Dunluce Street, by removing 2 on-street parking bays.
Lower Cross Street
It is proposed to pedestrianise Lower Cross Street - there are currently no car parking spaces on this street. As above, access will be maintained for business deliveries with permitted vehicle class to be determined in conjunction with the relevant authorities.
Please see map for outline proposals.
Both Dunluce Street and Lower Cross street are narrow and they are not frequently used by vehicles. It is envisaged that pedestrianising the two streets will create a vibrant and attractive space with the opportunity to develop a café culture and a plaza-type area to host small events that will increase footfall in Larne town centre. The existing car parking spaces are not regularly used as there is sufficient parking along Point Street that runs parallel to Dunluce Street.
To assist with the funding application Council would welcome your views on the plans and current status of both Dunluce Street and Lower Cross Street and would encourage you to complete this short survey: