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Cuerden development: Concerns about ambulance response times if traffic increases

Posted on - 16th December, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Redevelopment, Walton-le-Dale
The County Council says Cuerden is a "strategically important site"

The County Council says Cuerden is a “strategically important site”

Ambulance service chiefs have raised concerns about plans for a major new development on the edge of Preston.

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Cuerden at the end of the M65 where it joins the A6 could see hundreds of new homes and business units built as part of Lancashire County Council’s masterplan for the area.

South Ribble Borough Council is currently consulting on the 65 hectare site and the North West Ambulance Service has raised concerns about congestion in the area.

In a letter responding to the Limit Cuerden campaign Derek Cartwright, director of operations, states: “Already we experience a high volume of traffic around the area and feel that the additional pressure of the new development of an employment area could without improving the surrounding roads have some impact on our response times in the area.”

John Jones from the campaign group said it highlighted the need for major upgrade of the roads around the site.

Area known as the Cuerden site earmarked for development

Area known as the Cuerden site earmarked for development

The county council says the Cuerden scheme could be worth in excess of £300 million to the local economy.

Comments on the Cuerden development can be given on the Borough Council website. The full masterplan is available to read on the borough council website. The consultation period ends on Friday 19 December.

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