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Broughton to see £500,000 investment ahead of bypass being built

Posted on - 16th March, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, News, Roads, Transport
Many fields to the East of Broughton are due to be bought up by the county council

Many fields to the East of Broughton are due to be bought up by the county council

A Preston village is to see half-a-million pounds invested ahead of a new road being built on its outskirts.

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Broughton will see roads, public areas, footpaths and cycle paths in a major county council spending spree.

A public consultation is to take place to see what villagers think of the plans.

County councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “One of the conditions of planning permission for the bypass is to make improvements in Broughton along the A6 to reflect the reduction in traffic levels and encourage through-traffic to use the bypass rather than go through the village.

“We’re proposing to improve the environment in Broughton village by changing the layout of the Woodplumpton Lane junction, and give more space to pedestrians and cyclists in a way that is more in keeping with a quieter village centre.

“I’d encourage everyone to have their say when the consultation takes place to help us shape the designs.”

Broughton Parish Council are to be consulted on the plans as well as Preston City Council.

Planning permission for the £23.7 million Broughton Bypass was granted in November 2013.

An inquiry is due to be held on 14 April on the compulsory purchase of land in Broughton to allow the the road to be built.

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