Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

11/03/12 - Residents suffer as planning commitments broken over

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has called on Lancashire County Council to tackle the problem of excessive vehicle movement in and out of Round ‘O’ Quarry and HGVs travelling through Newburgh Village.


Residents have raised concerns with the MP that there are more vehicle movements per day than is allowed under the terms of the latest planning permission. There are also complaints that heavy goods vehicles are not sticking to the agreed routes, using the rural village roads of Newburgh as a rat run from the M6 motorway.


MP Rosie has called on Lancashire County Council, as the responsible authority, to take action to enforce the rules they themselves set as the planning and transport authority.


MP Rosie said:


“When residents’ cars are getting damaged and when agreements based on planning permissions are being ignored, it is time that Lancashire County Council acted.


“This whole situation is incredibly unfair on local residents.


“Round ‘O’ Quarry and HGV routes through Newburgh are contentious and difficult issues.


“From the residents’ complaints I’ve received I’m not convinced they’re getting any of the protection they were promised. For me this is not acceptable.


“I’m quite happy to personally spend my time monitoring the vehicle movement and the number of HGVs moving through the village if Lancashire County Council is not prepared to enforce the rules they make.”

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