Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has completed the purchase of land within the village of Glynn – moving plans to revitalise the area and a bridge a step closer.
The legacy Larne Borough Council had been involved in discussions to replace or repair the historic bridge for several years.
Councillor Gregg McKeen, Chair of Council’s Borough Growth Committee, said he was delighted the transfer of land had been completed.
Councillor McKeen said: “This is fantastic news and will be universally welcomed by the Glynn community and those in the surrounding area.
“This has been something the local community has been campaigning for, for years and I am delighted we can now move forward and unleash the potential of what is a real hidden gem in our borough.
“The bridge has been an integral part of the village for generations and it is fantastic that substantial remedial works can now be carried out which will open up access to and from a community park.
“We will also be looking to invest in a laneway which gives access to churchgoers.
“I thank the entire community for their support and patience throughout this process, as well as Anne Donaghy and her staff for their assistance.
“This investment in Glynn will breathe new life into the area and will be hugely beneficial to residents and visitors alike.
“I look forward to this process progressing and work beginning in the area.”