West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has received confirmation from the local highways authority that Liverpool Road South will benefit from a signalised toucan crossing as part of the development of housing at Abbey Lane.
Following concerns raised with MP Rosie about pedestrian safety at the junctions of Abbey Lane and Lordsgate Lane, Rosie wrote to both West Lancashire Borough Council and Lancashire County Council.
In response, LCC as the highways authority confirmed that works were being planned with the developer through a Section 278 agreement linked to the approved housing.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper commented:
“Residents have long called for an additional lights crossing on Liverpool Road South near to Abbey Lane and Lordsgate Lane junctions.
“Traffic here has increased in recent years with the additional housing and businesses locally, including the Ringtail Retail Park.
“When West Lancashire Borough Council granted planning permission for housing on Abbey Lane, they attached a condition to include the construction of a zebra crossing over Liverpool Road South when the houses are built.
“Constituents contacted me concerned that the zebra crossing had been dropped, but Lancashire County Council have confirmed to me that following recent talks with the developer, it has been agreed that a signalised toucan crossing would be more appropriate, better linking with the cycle lanes.
“Although this housing has not yet been built, I am pleased that the lights crossing has been committed to when construction is underway.”