West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has secured a commitment from Lancashire County Council to further investigate the issue of mud on the roads around the Whalleys construction sites in Ashurst.   

Local residents contacted Rosie to raise concerns about the surface of the roads near the sites, explaining that they only have the option of using Whalleys Road, which is full of dirt, or Beacon Lane, which is full of defects. Rosie raised this matter with LCC, asking that both issues be addressed.  

LCC have confirmed that they will take action to ensure that road sweeping is continuing at the construction sites in line with the conditions set in their planning permission.   

Rosie Cooper MP commented: 
“Not for the first time my constituents have had cause to complain about the state of the roads around the construction sites at Whalleys in Ashurst.   

“I’ve now received confirmation from the Highways Department at Lancashire County Council that they will be investigating and raising the matter with the developers who are obligated to undertake regular road sweeping to clear the mud and dust from the roads.   

“The alternative route to avoid the dirt is via Beacon Lane which is in such a poor state of disrepair that cars are ending up with punctures, wheel defects or suspension issues. I am pleased to hear that LCC have now scheduled in resurfacing works on Beacon Lane from the junction of Cobbs Brow Lane to Whalley Road between 24-28 September.  

“I will continue to monitor both the road cleaning and resurfacing works commitment to ensure both are carried out.” 

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