Tree removal work on Lightfoot Lane

Friday, September 29, 2017

Lancashire County Council will be removing some trees on Lightfoot Lane from next week (Monday 2 October), as part of the next stage of a housing development in north Preston.

This is part of work to create a new roundabout on Lightfoot Lane and access road for the new housing development by David Wilson Homes. This work will take place near Tom Benson Way.

Work is not scheduled to start on constructing the road until January, which is scheduled to take around nine months to complete.

Phill Wilson, project manager for the City Deal Infrastructure Delivery Team, said: "The removal of these trees is a part of preparations for this work next year. We're carrying it out at this time as it is outside the bird nesting season and to prevent protected species such as amphibians from hibernating in the undergrowth and tree roots.

"Lightfoot Lane is a busy road and we know that people have been affected by recent work in this area by private contractors. We'll be carrying out this tree work during off peak times, to reduce the impact on people's journeys.

"This new junction will also assist with the future development of the proposed East-West Link Road, a new road that would connect to the proposed Preston Western Distributor.

"The Preston Western Distributor is one of City Deal's key new roads. It will help people to access new homes developments, reduce congestion and create additional capacity in this part of the road network."

The City Deal will help to create more than 20,000 new private sector jobs and see over 17,000 new homes built across the area, along with new school places, open green spaces and new health provision to cater for the growing population.

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