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Colne bypass would benefit jobs, claims councillor

Lancashire Telegraph: Colne bypass would benefit jobs, claims councillor Colne bypass would benefit jobs, claims councillor

THE proposed new Colne bypass would keep thousands of jobs in Barnoldswick, according to a local councillor.

Town councillors are being urged to back the bypass plan when they meet next Wednesday, and to support the preferred route which would see the new road leave the M65 south of Barrowford Reservoir.

The council is also reaffirming its support for the reinstatement of the Colne to Skipton railway line.

Coun David Whipp said: “There’s a real opportunity to see a Colne by-pass built in the next decade. This is essential to keep high-quality, advanced engineering companies in Barnoldswick and West Craven, with the thousands of jobs that they provide.

“After 30 years of campaigning, improved transport links could become a reality in a few short years.

“It’s important for communities like Barnoldswick to give their backing to these plans.

“I’m also proposing that the town council reaffirms its support for the rail link between Colne and Skipton.

“This could be another dynamo for our local economy, opening up both Leeds and Manchester by rail from West Craven.

“Achieving both road and rail improvements would provide a double boost for Barnoldswick, keeping existing jobs and creating new ones in the future. “I hope the town council will back this wholeheartedly.”

The town council will discuss the proposal at its meeting on Wednesday at the Rainhall Centre in Barnoldswick at 7pm.

Also on Wednesday, Lancashire County Council’s transport planners will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the bypass route options outlined at Colne Library, from 11am to 7pm.

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2:32pm Fri 15 Nov 13

vicn1956 says...

Wait for the stone age enviromentalists opposition-those who think we should walk everywhere!
Wait for the stone age enviromentalists opposition-those who think we should walk everywhere! vicn1956
  • Score: 0

4:10pm Fri 15 Nov 13

Izanears says...

Great. A bypass, a railway line. all we want now is an airport. Oh, I almost forgot. we could open up the canal to shipping as well. Seriously though, something needs to be done. This afternoon it took me 15 minutes to drive from Junction 13 to Langroyd Road.
Great. A bypass, a railway line. all we want now is an airport. Oh, I almost forgot. we could open up the canal to shipping as well. Seriously though, something needs to be done. This afternoon it took me 15 minutes to drive from Junction 13 to Langroyd Road. Izanears
  • Score: 4

5:22pm Fri 15 Nov 13

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

does councillor thicktard not remember when Nelson was pedestrianized and went from a thriving town into a ghost town.do these clown's never learn.and for the poor motorists set off a bit sooner
does councillor thicktard not remember when Nelson was pedestrianized and went from a thriving town into a ghost town.do these clown's never learn.and for the poor motorists set off a bit sooner ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 4

5:25pm Fri 15 Nov 13

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

the rail line would be a white elephant the same as every scheme thought up by local pendle councillor's
the rail line would be a white elephant the same as every scheme thought up by local pendle councillor's ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: -1

8:46am Sat 16 Nov 13

jenkinsroy says...

I hope all the people employed on this bypass
is from the Pendle area and not from down south.
I bet this is not going to happen all the jobs will
be given to the immigrants that will be sent down
the country from London/Manchester/ AND SO NO.
Because they will work for nothing and that is what this
government want road built on cheap immigrants
moved out of there county's and passed on to us.
well at least they can have a home round here
Because we are STILL BUILDING 3 BEDROOM HOME
SO THIS WILL KEEP THE BEDROOM TAX GOING YES ???
Nice to see our council as not mad any comments in the
press about who will work on the road .
It also has NOT been advertised on the unemployment
computers why.
They have known that this road had the go ahead for some time I bet.
Do we smell a rat HERE yes
I hope all the people employed on this bypass is from the Pendle area and not from down south. I bet this is not going to happen all the jobs will be given to the immigrants that will be sent down the country from London/Manchester/ AND SO NO. Because they will work for nothing and that is what this government want road built on cheap immigrants moved out of there county's and passed on to us. well at least they can have a home round here Because we are STILL BUILDING 3 BEDROOM HOME SO THIS WILL KEEP THE BEDROOM TAX GOING YES ??? Nice to see our council as not mad any comments in the press about who will work on the road . It also has NOT been advertised on the unemployment computers why. They have known that this road had the go ahead for some time I bet. Do we smell a rat HERE yes jenkinsroy
  • Score: -5

5:50pm Mon 18 Nov 13

Lucy Porter 101 says...

This maybe the first time I have agreed with Whippy!

Well said that man!
This maybe the first time I have agreed with Whippy! Well said that man! Lucy Porter 101
  • Score: -1

5:27pm Wed 20 Nov 13

TREBORREKRAP says...

So I take it that councillor Whip is stating that without the Bypass thousands of jobs could be lost in the local area, what type of scaremongering is this.
This is the same councillor who only a few years ago was in tears and adject horror when a few trees near his own home had been cut down, what amount of trees and other wildlife would need to be destroyed to continue with this farcical idea.
The whole point of building a byepass in the first place was to reduce the amount of traffic through Colne not to increase the flow by generating imaginary jobs.
I drive through the area every day and what is needed is indeed smoother flowing traffic, the main issue appears to be that when you eventually get a green light to move on from the Sainsbury store down to Sainsbury's petrol station you are continually stopped by the pedestrian lights which completely go against the flow of traffic.
Why not before spending millions of pounds look at moving these crossings by making pedsetrian subways?
Roundabouts would also help in speeding up the flow of traffic.

Didn't the same council who are going to all lengths to get this byepass also approve planning permission for the large stores that are at the end of the current moterway, this speaks volumes in itself!
So I take it that councillor Whip is stating that without the Bypass thousands of jobs could be lost in the local area, what type of scaremongering is this. This is the same councillor who only a few years ago was in tears and adject horror when a few trees near his own home had been cut down, what amount of trees and other wildlife would need to be destroyed to continue with this farcical idea. The whole point of building a byepass in the first place was to reduce the amount of traffic through Colne not to increase the flow by generating imaginary jobs. I drive through the area every day and what is needed is indeed smoother flowing traffic, the main issue appears to be that when you eventually get a green light to move on from the Sainsbury store down to Sainsbury's petrol station you are continually stopped by the pedestrian lights which completely go against the flow of traffic. Why not before spending millions of pounds look at moving these crossings by making pedsetrian subways? Roundabouts would also help in speeding up the flow of traffic. Didn't the same council who are going to all lengths to get this byepass also approve planning permission for the large stores that are at the end of the current moterway, this speaks volumes in itself! TREBORREKRAP
  • Score: 1

11:52am Fri 22 Nov 13

EmKeogh says...

I agree with the comment that there has been significant misguided ribbon development approved along Vivary Way and these shops and outlets will continue to attract traffic irrespective of an expensive bypass being built which will ruin the countryside. I moved to the area for the accessibility of the countryside on my doorstep and not to have an unnecessary road tearing through it. Instead, councillors and planners should be looking at mitigating the traffic flow through reducing the number of traffic lights and countless junctions down the Colne Valley Road. A far better cost effective means of approaching this contentious issue.
I agree with the comment that there has been significant misguided ribbon development approved along Vivary Way and these shops and outlets will continue to attract traffic irrespective of an expensive bypass being built which will ruin the countryside. I moved to the area for the accessibility of the countryside on my doorstep and not to have an unnecessary road tearing through it. Instead, councillors and planners should be looking at mitigating the traffic flow through reducing the number of traffic lights and countless junctions down the Colne Valley Road. A far better cost effective means of approaching this contentious issue. EmKeogh
  • Score: 1

7:56am Mon 25 Nov 13

jenkinsroy says...

WHY DO EMPLOYER NOT SUPPLIER A FREE BUS PASS TO THERE
EMPLOYER THIS MAY HELP A BIT GET SOME CAR OF THE ROAD
THE GOVERNMENT CAN PAY FOR THE TICKETS OUT OF THE
GREEN CAP FUND THEY HAVE.

ALSO THIS COUNCIL SHOULD VOTE ON THIS ROAD WITH
THE LOCAL PEOPLE IN THERE AREA AND SHOW ALL
THE ROAD PLANES TO THEM NOT JUST GO AHEAD WITH
IT.
WHY DO EMPLOYER NOT SUPPLIER A FREE BUS PASS TO THERE EMPLOYER THIS MAY HELP A BIT GET SOME CAR OF THE ROAD THE GOVERNMENT CAN PAY FOR THE TICKETS OUT OF THE GREEN CAP FUND THEY HAVE. ALSO THIS COUNCIL SHOULD VOTE ON THIS ROAD WITH THE LOCAL PEOPLE IN THERE AREA AND SHOW ALL THE ROAD PLANES TO THEM NOT JUST GO AHEAD WITH IT. jenkinsroy
  • Score: 0

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