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Broughton bypass plans back before Preston City Council for re-approval

Posted on - 7th August, 2013 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Central Lancashire Development Plan, Fulwood, News

The proposed route for the Broughton bypass

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Lancashire County Council has re-submitted its plans to build a bypass at Broughton.

The project, which has been mooted for 20 years, has been re-applied for as previous permission, granted in July 2008, has lapsed.

The county council has applied to Preston City Council to build the 2km long road which would allow traffic to skirt the congested Broughton crossroads.

Its northern section would be a single lane from the A6 at Garstang Road and a roundabout south of Whittingham Lane.

A roundabout would then join the southern section would join the B5269 Whittingham Lane with the Broughton roundabout. It would also have a link to D’Urton Lane where a new housing development is proposed.

Two homes on Whittingham Lane, numbers 35 and 37, would need to be demolished to build the road.

The southern section will pass through Church Farm, The Fold, Kyne and Bonabri on D’Urton Lane, all of which will need to be knocked down,

Land to the North and North West of the city has been identified by the city council as the best bet for building 4,000 new homes to meet Preston’s growing population.

A 30-page supporting statement to the application by the county council outlines the by-pass would alleviate congestion in the north of the city and allow further development of the area.

Broughton Parish Council has previously indicated its support for the bypass.

The plans are on display at the Town Hall and via the council website.

Comments on the application are invited by 25 August and can be made online via the council website or by emailing [email protected].

Do you live in the area? What do you think about the bypass? Let us know your views in the comments below

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