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Proposed Steel Distribution Warehouse & Ancillary Office
50 Nutts Corner Road, Crumlin

We are inviting your views on a proposal for the redevelopment of a site at 50 Nutts Corner Rd, Crumlin to provide a new steel distribution warehouse (and ancillary office) prior to submitting an associated planning application. The feedback received will help to inform the planning application that will be submitted to Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council.


Hannon Steel Ltd currently operate from Unit 1, Karl Business Park, 92 Old Ballyrobin Rd, Muckamore. That site is in the countryside, approximately 3km southeast of Antrim Town. They have outgrown their existing premises and are seeking an alternative location in the general area to relocate to and expand.  They have been unable to identify any suitable, available and viable location within the existing designated settlements in the area.

Hannon Steel Ltd are therefore seeking to develop a new steel distribution warehouse on a site at 50 Nutts Corner Road, Nutts Corner, Crumlin.  The proposed development will allow them to double their workforce, creating an additional 30 full time jobs.


Application Site
The application site is located approximately 2.5km northeast of Crumlin and 1.5km west of the Nutts Corner Roundabout – a strategic location for regional distribution. It is predominantly flat and extends to 7.8ha with frontage onto both Tullywest Road and Nutts Corner Road. 

The site is presently in use a builders storage yard, operated by Farrans, and for agricultural machinery sales, operated by Martin Supplies; access is from Nutts Corner Road.  There is also a dwelling on the site, with separate access from Nutts Corner Road. Highway Safety & Construction Training operate from the adjoining lands, and are currently accessed via the application site, but have been excluded from the application site. 

A copy of the site location plan can be viewed and downloaded below:


Location Plan.jpg

The Proposal
The current draft of the proposal show a 4670.3sqm warehouse with a 683.8sqm ancillary office arranged over two floors (341.9sqm per floor). The overall height of the building measures 10.5m. The building is sited within the south-eastern corner of the site outlined in red on the site location plan.

A planted earth bund is shown along part of the site’s eastern and southern boundaries, to provide screening and prevent impact on the amenity of the dwelling at No. 2 Tullywest Road. The existing access from Nutts Corner Road would be improved, with a new right turning lane provided to ensure a safe access and prevent the development from impeding the flow of traffic on the adopted road. 

A copy of the site layout plan, floor plans, elevations and sections can be viewed and downloaded below:

Site Layout Plan.jpg

Public Events

We have arranged two separate online video webinars to give you an opportunity to discuss the proposals with members of the design team. The webinars will be held via Zoom at 2pm and 7pm respectively on Wednesday 9th June 2021. 

To gauge the number of people wishing to attend each event, we ask that your register by contacting us by email (, post (O'Toole & Starkey Ltd, Arthur House, 41 Arthur St, Belfast BT1 4GB) or telephone (0289044 6307). Details of how to join the event (Meeting ID and Passcode) will be provided to all those registering to attend.   


We would appreciate any feedback you might have in response to the draft proposals. All your comments will be considered before the planning application is submitted to the Council.

Please email all comments to, or post to:
O'Toole & Starkey Ltd, Arthur House, 41 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GB
Please also get in touch if you would like any further information.  Our full contact details are below and on our Contact page. 

All comments should be provided before the end of 24th June 2021 to ensure they are given due consideration before submission of the formal planning application.

Next Steps

Following the conclusion of this pre-application public consultation, all comments will be reviewed. Once considered, relevant changes may be made to the development and all comments, including a summary of the key concerns and the applicant’s responses will be included in a Pre-Application Community Consultation Report.  This report will accompany the application submission.

Supporting technical and environmental documents will be finalised to accompany the application.  Once complete, the supporting documents and final proposed drawings will be submitted with the Pre-Application Community Consultation Report as a planning application to the Council for consideration and determination.

Once the application is validated, the Council will proceed with its own statutory consultation. The Council will notify the local community about the consultation and application process and how they can participate.

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