West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has been informed by Lancashire County Council that the tactile paving used in parts of the soon to open Skelmersdale Town Centre does not comply with Department for Transport standards and now need to be re-done.
MP Rosie had raised this matter with both LCC and the Borough Council after being contacted by a concerned resident who believed that the tactile pavement used at road crossings to assist people with reduced vision, was not within the required specification.
Lancashire County Council who are responsible for roads, informed the MP that they are in discussion with the developer and are working with them to ensure that the correct
specification is introduced throughout the site.
Rosie Cooper MP said
“Thankfully my constituents were paying attention, or Lancashire County Council, West Lancashire Borough Council or Town Centre Developer St Modwen may not have noticed.
“It is very worrying that St Modwen haven’t adhered to the required specification and must have wasted time and money. It is good to hear that this is being resolved swiftly, but the residents of Skelmersdale deserve better attention to detail than this haphazard approach.”