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Find out more about new M55 link road at events next week

People can find out more about plans for a major new road linking Preston and southern Fylde to the M55 at a series of events starting next week.

Lancashire County Council is holding a consultation on its preferred route for the 4km Preston Western Distributor, which forms a key part of plans to improve access to existing and future housing and employment sites.

The new road is outlined in Lancashire County Council’s Highways and Transport Masterplan for the area, and one of four major highway schemes to receive funding under the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

Linked to the Preston Western Distributor will be two new roads connecting to new and existing housing areas in north west Preston and Cottam Hall.

The county council is asking people to comment on its preferred alignment for these roads. Identifying and agreeing these routes, and protecting them from further development, is the first step towards making a planning application in future.

The six-week consultation will take place from Thursday 29 May to Sunday 13 July, with public exhibitions being held at four local venues during June for people to find out more.

Monday 2 June, 10am to 8pm – An exhibition bus will be parked at the Smiths Arms, Lea Lane, Lea Town, PR4 0RP.

Thursday 5 June 10am to 8pm – An exhibition bus will be parked at the Parish Church of St Margaret’s, Tag Lane, Ingol PR2 3ZU.

Wednesday 11 June, 10am to 8pm – Preston Grasshoppers, Lightfoot Green Lane, Preston, PR4 0AP.

Thursday 12 June, 10am to 8pm – Ashton and Lea Golf Club, Tudor Avenue, Lea, Preston, PR4 0XA.

For further information and to complete an online questionnaire, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/haveyoursay and select ‘Preston Western Distributor and East-West/Cottam Link Roads consultation’.

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