West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper said:
“At last! A great decision for Sklemersdale. There are no more excuses for this redevelopment not to happen.
“It is 10 years since the discussions on the Town Centre redevelopment began. It is time for the Borough Council and St Modwen’s to get moving on finally delivering this urgently needed, much anticipated and long awaited regeneration of Skelmersdale’s town centre.
“Whilst the Concourse still has 21 days to appeal the decision, I hope they will now bring the stalling tactics to an end.
“I can understand that many residents will remain sceptical until they see a spade in the ground and diggers working hard. I do believe though this is great news for the town.
“A new town centre for Skelmersdale offers a new future. Skelmersdale residents can now begin to get what they have long deserved, a 21st century town centre.”