Growth Deal Transport Infrastructure

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The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has secured £320 million from the Government's Local Growth Fund to support economic growth in the area through the Growth Deal. The Lancashire Growth Deal as agreed with Government aims to realise the growth potential of the whole of Lancashire, building on key local economic assets and high-value business clusters.

The deal will help to:

  • Create up to 11,000 jobs and 3,900 new homes
  • Attract £1.2 billion of new private sector investment to Lancashire

June 2018 update: The Furthergate / Burnley Road Link Road project has now received approval in principle from the Transport for Lancashire Committee, and will be presented to the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Board for Full Approval on 26th June 2018.

The following documents are now available to upload:

The Pennine Gateways project in Blackburn with Darwen, funded through the Growth Deal will deliver key transport infrastructure improvements at three of the main gateways into Blackburn with Darwen off the M65 motorway at junctions 4, 5 and 6. Investment at these adjoining gateways will extend the concept of the Hyndburn – Burnley – Pendle Growth Corridor to the M65 Growth Corridor and will release the potential of a number of adjacent strategic sites to attract and accelerate new development opportunities. Major transport improvements will act as a catalyst for new housing and commercial development, contributing to the delivery of the Council’s adopted Local Plan targets for new homes, businesses and jobs.

Package 1: Furthergate

  • Completion of the Burnley Road Link Road
  • Phase 2 Red Lion roundabout (Kenyons Haulage) to Gorse Street (Tesco) which includes a new piece of highway infrastructure to further open up surrounding land for employment
  • Site access improvements - improved Gorse Street / Burnley Road signalised junction arrangements
  • Enables future development of Council owned land bounded by the existing Burnley Road and the Leeds Liverpool Canal and improved access to Greenbank Industrial Estate and Imperial Mill areas
  • Stubs into new development plots along the alignment to be constructed including direct access into Thornley Avenue
  • New signage to advertise existing businesses proposed at the ends of Burnley Road

An information event for businesses and residents will take place at Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn, BB1 3HQ on Thursday 19th April 2018, 4pm - 7pm

Side roads order consultation

The Borough of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council ("the Council") hereby give notice that they have made, and  submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation, an Order under section 14 of the Highways Act 1980, for authorising the Council to: -

  1. carry out improvement to parts of: Gorse Street
  2. stop up parts of: Gorse Street, Unnamed footpath (near Tesco Car Park), Esther Street, Hole House Street
  3. stop up the entire length of Kenyon Street  

all on or in the vicinity of the route of the classified road at Blackburn (Burnley Road A678)  which the Council are proposing to improve and construct between its junction with Burnley Road and Gorse Street, Hole House/Kenyon Street to Thornley Avenue.

Copy of the Order and of the relevant plans may be inspected free of charge at all reasonable hours from Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council at the reception desk at the Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn.

Any person may, not later than 12th July 2018 object to the confirmation of the Order by notice to the Secretary of State for Transport,  National Transport Casework Team, Skinnerburn Road, Newcastle Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7AR, stating the grounds of their objection.

Growth and Development Proposals - Furthergate Development Corridor.pdf

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