Northern Ireland

Major housing development on Rostrevor seafront advertised with full planning permission

An image of the proposed development along the Shore Road in Rostrevor.
An image of the proposed development along the Shore Road in Rostrevor.

A proposed site for a major housing development and nursing home in Rostrevor has been put on the market with full planning permission.

Located between the shores of Carlingford Lough and the sweeping forest of Rostrevor Oakwood, the development by the Richland Group is now advertised for £1.25 million.

The project by the Richland Group suffered a setback in June when the planning application to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council was refused.

A local conservation group had also objected to the plans, stating it was not in keeping with the natural beauty of the local area.

An image of the proposed development along the Shore Road in Rostrevor.
An image of the proposed development along the Shore Road in Rostrevor.

The developers have now reverted to a previous application that was approved in 2017, stating that a ‘Certificate of Lawfulness’ was granted on June 21.

Offering a ‘ready to go’ nursing home site with 70 en-suite bedrooms and 41 luxury apartments on an adjoining site, the advertisement states there is now full planning permission and that “there is a shortage of beds in the area and strong demand for nursing home spaces”.

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The site is currently occupied by a car sales and garage buildings which will be demolished.

In June, a spokesperson from the Richland Group told The Irish News that any future development would be “of the highest possible standard and add value to Rostrevor and the surrounding areas”.

At the time, Colum Sands from the RARE (Rostrevor Action Respecting the Environment) campaign group said he remained unconvinced.

“The site is beside one of Ireland’s last remaining ancient woodlands, Rostrevor Oakwood," he said.