In an email seen by Rosie Cooper MP Lancashire County Council have ruled out any plans to build a road across Coronation Park in an effort to relieve the pressure on the town's roads.
MP Rosie has slammed Lancashire County Council for its abject failure to find any transport solution to the town's long-standing congestion problems. Previously the County Council had killed off proposals to build the Ormskirk bypass. Following this decision Lancashire County Council commissioned a transport study to find ways to improve the traffic flow around the town. Building a road across Coronation Park was the one major scheme proposal within the report.
Following the news, West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
"I'm sure many residents that will welcome the news that the road across the park will not be pursued. It was not an option I supported.
"However, it leaves a major question that Lancashire County Council - how are they going to solve Ormskirk traffic problems?
"They spent time and money on doing this transport study and it appears that it will not make any difference to Ormskirk and the people using its roads. It seems to me that following this decision to shelve the road across the park that Lancashire County Council has run out of ideas.
“You seriously have to wonder if they are prepared to wait for traffic on Ormskirk's roads to come to grinding halt. Does the town have to be gridlocked before they will act?"
MP Rosie has written to Lancashire County Council as the highway authority to ask how they now intend to deal with the ongoing traffic problems. Rosie has campaigned for several years for transport improvements.