Footpath to be constructed between new developments in Ballyclare

Plans for a new footway between the Ollar Valley and Hansons Hall developments in Ballyclare have been welcomed.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:23 pm

The proposals, which would see the new path being constructed in the Templepatrick Road area of the town,, have been welcomed by South Antrim DUP representatives, Trevor Clarke MLA and Cllr Jeannie Archibald-Brown.

Commenting on the scheme, Mr Clarke said: “I have received communication from numerous residents raising issues with the safety of the Templepatrick Road.

“We are glad to have got a commitment from DfI to install a footway between the new developments and the Mill Road. It is so important that residents feel safe when walking to and from Ballyclare town.”

Concerns had been voiced about road safety in the Templepatrick Road area.

Cllr Archibald-Brown added; “The new footway will provide a safe environment for pedestrians between their home and Ballyclare. Especially in these unprecedented times, walking has become such a popular activity and residents of Ollar Valley and Hansons Hall deserve a safe place to walk.

“I am very happy that DfI recognised the concerns and have committed to the new footpath.”

Mr Clarke and Cllr Archibald-Brown had met with representatives from the Department for Infrastructure to voice community concerns about road safety.

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