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Go ahead for New Hall Lane improvements

Posted on - 17th November, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, News, Redevelopment
An artist's impression of how New Hall Lane will look after the improvement work

An artist’s impression of how New Hall Lane will look after the improvement work

Significant changes have been confirmed for New Hall Lane.

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Development will see improvements to the road layout, planting and will double the parking space at the request of residents and businesses.

The changes have been approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport John Fillis as part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal project.

He said: “The aim is to improve the space for pedestrians and make it a much nicer area. In turn this will help to make it more eye-catching and appealing to both shoppers and businesses.

“We want to reduce accident rates and improve the air quality, while also encouraging cycling and public transport.

“The City Deal programme is making major changes to the city and surrounding areas, helping people to get around and improving the places where they live and work.

“This is yet another scheme that’s going ahead as part of this major project.”

The City Deal was launched last year by Lord Heseltine and will see ten years of improvements to public transport, cycling and walking across Preston.

John Swindells, deputy leader at Preston City Council, said: “Preston is really starting to take shape and benefit from the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal investment.

“Local residents and business owners have had their say on the improvement plans, and we thank everyone who was involved in that process.

“New Hall Lane is a major gateway into the city and these improvements will show visitors what Preston has to offer.”

The improvements on New Hall Lane will run from the junction with Mosley Street and extend just beyond the junction with Acregate Lane.

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