Views sought on future of transport on the Fylde Coast

21 January 2015

EVENTS are being held for people to find out more about and comment on a major plan for how transport on the Fylde Coast could be transformed in the future.

Lancashire County Council's Highways and Transport Masterplan for the Fylde, Wyre and Blackpool sets out options for big improvements to highways, public transport, and walking and cycling facilities.

It is one of five plans covering the county, and aims to ensure Fylde has the infrastructure needed to realise its potential for economic growth and prepare for predicted increases in traffic.

Developments in the plan include extending the Blackpool Tramway from the prom at North Pier to Blackpool North railway station, a new junction 2 on the M55 near Preston and improvements to the A585 from Windy harbour to Skippool.

The events will allow people to look at and discuss the proposals with the county council's transport planners and register their views. They will be held at the following times and venues:

• Garstang Library, Windsor Road, Garstang on Tuesday 27 January from 2pm to 7pm.
• St John the Evangelist Church, Church Street, Blackpool on Wednesday 28 January from 2pm to 7pm.
• Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, Tuesday 29 January from 2pm to 7pm.
• Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street, Fleetwood, Tuesday 3 February from 2pm to 6.45pm.
• Kirkham Community Centre, Mill Street, Kirkham, Wednesday 4 February from 12pm to 6.30pm.
• St Annes United Reform Church, St Georges Road, Lytham, Wednesday 11 February from 2pm to 7pm.

Copies of a leaflet which accompanies the masterplan are now available from public libraries and council offices and the masterplan can also be viewed or downloaded from Lancashire County Council's website. You can also have your say online – search for 'masterplan' at The consultation will run until Friday 20 February.


For further information please contact: Andy Swain on 01772 53278

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