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Broughton bypass: Date set for public inquiry on compulsory purchases

Posted on - 13th February, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The proposed route for the Broughton bypass

The proposed route for the Broughton bypass

Compulsory purchasing of land for the route to build the Broughton Bypass will be heard at a public inquiry.

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The Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed a hearing will be held in April.

Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club will be the venue for an independent inspector to hear the proposals from Lancashire County Council.

It takes place on Tuesday 14 April at the Lightfoot Lane venue.

It gives the chance for objectors to put their case to the inspector.

A statement on the county council website says: “The county council has been in discussion with statutory objectors who are directly affected by the scheme for some time and hope to reach agreement prior to the inquiry.”

In June the list of property and land needing to be purchased by the county council was published.

It includes buying 1,422 square metres of the Church of England Primary School and St John Baptist Church in Broughton.

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