Press Release

Published: 30 September 2019

Press Release

 

Highway Issues in Longridge

 

Longridge Town Council has been concerned for some time about the cumulative impact housing developments in and around the town will have on the road network. In its view the various Section 106 payments secured from developers for road improvements do not   properly address the increase in traffic on Berry Lane, Inglewhite Road and Derby Road.

 

Concerns have also been raised by residents about speeding vehicles and parking issues.

 

The Council invited representatives from Lancashire County Council to its August meeting to discuss these matters and seek assistance in drawing up a traffic management plan for the town. Having listened to Councillors the Director of Highways and Transportation responded positively and Neil Stevens Development Support Manager (LCC) will visit Longridge on 19th September to walk around the town with Councillors to discuss what improvements can be made. Amongst the issues to discuss will be solutions to speeding on Kestor Lane, a pedestrian crossing on Berry Lane and improvements to traffic flow in general.

 

Residents who wish to raise any highway related issues are invited to contact the Town Clerk by email (clerk@longridge-tc.gov.uk) or in writing to The Town Clerk, Longridge Town Council, Station Buildings, Berry Lane, Longridge PR3 3JP.