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Broughton bypass: School playing field land to be lost temporarily for road route

Posted on - 5th January, 2015 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The proposed route for the Broughton bypass

The proposed route for the Broughton bypass

Permission has been granted to buy up land for the new Broughton bypass.

Lancashire County Council has published details of land to be set aside for the new road, due to ease congestion at the Broughton crossroads on the A6.

Leader of the county council Jennifer Mein has designated the land for compulsory purchase and temporary use.

It includes:

– 61 square metres of land currently used as playing fields for Broughton in Amounderness Church of England primary school

– Boundary fences to be temporarily put up over 186 square metres of land currently held as playing fields for the school

– And to provide a replacement car park for the school and St John Baptist Church to the size of 1,442 square metres

The school currently holds a total of 17,738 square metres of playing fields, and will eventually lose 20 square metres from its currently playing fields once the Bypass is complete.

Eventually a new car park is to be provided for the school, increasing parking spaces from the current 49 spaces to 75.

The Bypass is being paid for out of the City Deal, a £434 million fund aimed at building new roads and infrastructure in Preston and South Ribble.

You can see the full details on the county council website.

Do you live in the area? What’s your view on the Bypass? Let us know in the comments below

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