In response to the recent report from retail specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs listing Skelmersdale as one of the worst retail centres, Rosie Cooper MP said:
“This is disappointing but not surprising news for the residents of Skelmersdale and West Lancashire. We need to look forward to an improved retail offering for residents.
“There are now no legal proceedings outstanding and so St Modwen and West Lancashire Borough Council need to let residents know what the hold-up is with getting diggers on site, and announce a date we can look forward to, for work to begin on the new town centre.
“A new town centre will go some way to providing that improved retail offering, and complementing current provision which itself can look to improve its offering and bring a vibrant shopping and entertainment experience to Skelmersdale.”