Published: 31 December 2019
Highway Issues in Longridge
Longridge Town Council has been concerned for some time about the cumulative impact of developments in and around the town will have on the road network and also how the existing highway network is currently being used. In its view the mitigation secured for highway improvements do not fully address all concerns on Berry Lane, Inglewhite Road and Derby Road including about speeding vehicles and parking issues.
The Council invited representatives from Lancashire County Council to its August meeting, and a walk round the town was carried out in the early autumn with Councillors and the Development Support Manager from LCC.
The Town Council are now in receipt of a report based on the joint walk round visit prepared by LCC, which includes all the matters raised by the Councillors on behalf of the residents along with an indication of a cost to deliver changes and other detail. The report will form part of a strategy to best enable future delivery opportunities be maximised over time and funding be secured whether from this Council, Ribble Valley, Lancashire County Council or from developers.
The Councillors at Longridge Town Council are encouraged with the work done to date and are committed to continue working with officers of the County Council to agree a plan in the New Year.