A 'DANGEROUS road' has been listed as a high priority for resurfacing work due to its pothole problems.

Complaints had been made to Lancashire County Council regarding the 'poor condition' of Horne Street in Accrington.

Residents, councillors and Hyndburn MP Graham Hones have all spoken out against the issue.

Usually pot holes must be 40mm deep to warrant action but the road has a cobbled surface underneath.

However County Council bosses have now said they are considering Horne Street and nearby roads a 'high priority' for resurfacing.

Cllr Joyce Plummer, who represents the area on Hyndburn Council, said it is good news the area is being targeted for help.

She said: "I'm pleased to hear that it's been made a high priority.

"It's good news, very good news.

"It's dangerous.

"A lot of heavy goods vehicle use that road, they have to for business.

"At the end of the day it all comes down to that age old problem, money."

Cllr Plummer said she has written to the highways team at County Council about problems on the road.

As part of the resurfacing work County hall bosses have said the scheme will also cover nearby Meadow Street, Hood Street and Derby Street.

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones had also previously written to the highways team in regards to the issue.

Cllr Paddy Short, who represents the area on Hyndburn Council, said the surface causes several problems to people in the area.

He said: "I believe it's a big problem.

"Especially with it being cobbled there are a number of dangers.

"You'll get kids on bikes going down those roads, and motorbikes, and it's a lot different going along on two wheels to four.

"It's dangerous.

"It can cause damage to cars as well.

"It's not just a problem in this area but right across the borough and the county.

"With the cuts the County Council are just struggling to afford it, it's austerity."

Earlier this month the Lancashire Telegraph reported council's across East Lancashire will get the chance to bid for a share of £5.6million to tackle potholes and improve the quality of their roads.

County Council bosses have now said Horne Street and surrounding street would be a 'high priority' for work, but did not reveal exactly when it would take place.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: "We're aware that Horne Street and surrounding roads are in poor condition and are considering a resurfacing scheme covering Horne Street, Meadow Street, Hood Street and Derby Street as a high priority for a forthcoming programme."