Alliance welcome planned Coastal Path repairs

Councillor Gillian Greer and Andrew Muir MLA
at collapsed section of Coastal Path due to be repaired

North Down Alliance representatives have welcomed plans by the Council to repair collapsed section of the Coastal Path after sustainable lobbying for action.

Alliance Councillors Gillian Greer, Martin McRandal and North Down MLA Andrew Muir have been campaigning for action since the path collapsed back in April. 

Commenting on the issue, Councillor Gillian Greer remarked “I am glad to now learn that the surveys have been conducted and works are be planned to fix the collapsed section. I would urge Council to ensure these works occur without delay before Winter weather arrives”. 

Also involved in the campaign was Councillor Martin McRandal who stated “The North Down Coastal Path is a popular well used way for people to exercise and relax. The collapse earlier this year was a real concern especially after the upgrade works which occurred in recent years. Hopefully this fix will be permanent and no further issues arise requiring yet more partial closures”. 

Concluding, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir stated ”It’s extremely disappointing section of this path collapsed only a few years after upgrade but encouraging work not to occur to fix the fault. With many more people out enjoying the outdoors I hope Council gets the path safely repaired as soon as possible as weather and tides permit”.