Neighbours to have their say on £1m regeneration of New Hall Lane

How New Hall Lane could look
How New Hall Lane could look
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  • Key gateway to be given £1m makeover
  • Plans include wider footpaths, improved parking and safer crossings
  • Neighbours asked to give their views on the plans
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Neighbours in one of the main routes into Preston are to be given their say on a £1m revamp of the area.

New Hall Lane is set for a facelift as part of a drive to boost economic growth and create new jobs through the City Deal.

Ideas to regenerate the key gateway include widening footpaths, improving parking, making safer crossings, cutting traffic speed and landscaping the street.

Leader of Preston Council Coun Peter Rankin said: “City Deal is as much about improving neighbourhoods and infrastructure for existing communities, as it is about providing new roads and infrastructure to help create new areas to live and work in. The council has worked closely with the neighbourhood forum and the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews in drawing up their neighbourhood plan.

“Throughout the consultation on the plan, residents have identified the appearance of New Hall Lane as a priority and these proposals will help address some of those concerns with significant improvements to the public spaces, including wider footways, improved parking and tree planting.”

County Coun John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport at Lancashire County Council, said “tremendous progress” was being made with the City Deal.

He said: “The next step is to deliver improvements in New Hall Lane and we are delighted that local people will have the chance to help shape the area where they live.”

People can have their say at www.preston.gov.uk/NewHallLane, or at a meeting from 5pm to 7pm on March 16 at Bethel Church Delaware Street, or at the Citizenzone at Acregate Lane Club car park on March 19 or March 26 from 2.30pm.