West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has confirmed the demolition of the old college buildings on Yewdale with Lancashire County Council.
MP Rosie has been corresponding with both West Lancashire College and LCC over many months urging the demolition works to take place as soon as possible.
LCC have responded to Rosie Cooper MP outlining that following the council’s approval to acquire the buildings from the college in June, they are finalising all elements of the purchase and the demolition contract which will commence this autumn.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper commented:
“Local residents have often raised concerns with me that these buildings appear again to be left insecure and members of the public can freely gain access.
“Others have been disappointed at having to put up with the eyesore of a derelict building.
“I am pleased that LCC are finalising the transfer of these buildings with a view to immediate demolition, and expect this work to start in the coming weeks.
“The wider site has already been earmarked for the future Skelmersdale train station so getting this clearance work done now will ensure this doesn’t cause any delay.”