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Plans for Accrington's new bus station set for final approval

THE planning application for Accrington’s new bus station is set for final approval by councillors next week.

The go-ahead for the new scheme, at Crawshaw Street car park, is top of the agenda for Hyndburn Council’s planning committee on Wednesday.

The application by Lancashire County Council also includes a pedestrian link from the new bus station to Union Street and the Arndale.

The existing bus station, in Peel Street, was deemed ‘sub-standard’ in 2007, and plans for a new one developed as part of the Pennine Reach public transport scheme. It has been recommended for approval by officials.

The meeting will take place at 2pm in the Queen Elizabeth Room, in Scaitcliffe House, Accrington, chaired by councillor Bernard Dawson.

Other applications for decision include the erection of a two-storey side and rear extension, single-storey side and rear extension, front porch, bay window, canopy, detached garage, new gates and boundary wall at 2 Lyndhurst Avenue, Knuzden.

There is also an application for a 15 metre high wind turbine on land at School Lane, Guide, Blackburn.

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6:36pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Stop Backenders says...

How to kill a town off in one council meeting
First move the bus station to the other side of town away from main flow of, pedestrians to a place where there is no shoppers but a car park that is much needed and used, but who cares just rip it up for a Bus Station.
Then they will more than likely waste more money on a bus lane so no other vehicles can get into Accrington due to the ****-up of the road system that they have already created.
Block more streets of for vehicle access causing more Traffic jams on the main Roundabout by Hyndburn road with buses queuing up trying to get out.
More one-way streets and no entries on the way for Accrington they will have to give out free sat-navs to get into Accrington by the time they have finished.
How much will all this cost? They do not want you to know due to the disgusting amount of money involved and wasted on stupid ideals like this.

This planning decision should be, decided by a public vote by the people of Accrington not some council members round a closed table. It is the people of Lancashire who pays your wages you should take note of what we want. Instead of ripping the heart out of our town

What have the council got planned for the old bus station maybe a dome shape building or have you sold it off with the rest of the land, better still turn it into a grave yard, Rest In Peace Accrington.

Taxi Drivers get yourself a spot were the old bus station was because you will be that busy taking Shoppers and Pensioners who struggle walking from the centre of a town to the new bus station on the outskirts of no men’s land.

What plonkers shame on you if you pass this.
How to kill a town off in one council meeting First move the bus station to the other side of town away from main flow of, pedestrians to a place where there is no shoppers but a car park that is much needed and used, but who cares just rip it up for a Bus Station. Then they will more than likely waste more money on a bus lane so no other vehicles can get into Accrington due to the ****-up of the road system that they have already created. Block more streets of for vehicle access causing more Traffic jams on the main Roundabout by Hyndburn road with buses queuing up trying to get out. More one-way streets and no entries on the way for Accrington they will have to give out free sat-navs to get into Accrington by the time they have finished. How much will all this cost? They do not want you to know due to the disgusting amount of money involved and wasted on stupid ideals like this. This planning decision should be, decided by a public vote by the people of Accrington not some council members round a closed table. It is the people of Lancashire who pays your wages you should take note of what we want. Instead of ripping the heart out of our town What have the council got planned for the old bus station maybe a dome shape building or have you sold it off with the rest of the land, better still turn it into a grave yard, Rest In Peace Accrington. Taxi Drivers get yourself a spot were the old bus station was because you will be that busy taking Shoppers and Pensioners who struggle walking from the centre of a town to the new bus station on the outskirts of no men’s land. What plonkers shame on you if you pass this. Stop Backenders
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11:24pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Venomp says...

Extension to the church me guess
Extension to the church me guess Venomp
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