Coun­cil gives green light to coastal path re­pair works

Belfast Telegraph - - NEWS - BY MARGARET CAN­NING

PLAN­NING per­mis­sion has been given for work to re­store and pro­tect Black­head Path near White­head.

The mul­ti­mil­lion-pound pro­ject will see re­pairs along the coastal­paths­fromtheOldCas­tle Road to the light­house and the fit­ting of new steps and handrails.

Work to re­store the Golden Steps is al­ready un­der way and is due to be fin­ished by the end of the month.

Re­cent bad weather saw in­creased rock fall along the path and the col­lapse of the bridge along the up­per path.

Mid and East Antrim Mayor Cllr Lindsay Mil­lar said: “Black­head Path is a real as­set to our tourism of­fer­ing and hugely pop­u­lar with the lo­cal com­mu­nity, but the safety of users of the path is our pri­or­ity.

“We would ask any users to re­spect the signs and gates in place.”

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