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Land order agreed for Accrington bus station

NEW bus station plans for Accrington have moved a step closer after council bosses approved recommendations to buy land for the development.

Lancashire County Council’s leader Geoff Driver agreed that a Compulsory Purchase Orders for land in the town centre could be made.

Coun Driver also said a Side Roads Order could be made to enable the council to change the traffic on the roads once the bus station in Crawshaw Street is approved and built.

A number of sites in Accrington town centre have been considered but following a review, Lancashire County Council has said that Crawshaw Street car park, owned by Hyndburn Council, is the preferred location.

The new Accrington bus station is being created as part of the Pennine Reach bus scheme.

Plans for a new station were agreed last year after Hyndburn Council highlighted the need for a replacement in 2007.

The bus station in Peel Street has been described as ‘sub standard’ and offers ‘poor’ passenger facilities. It also failed to meet Disability Discrimination Act guidelines.

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5:37pm Mon 23 Apr 12

brossen99 says...

Have these idiot politicians got a death wish for the economy of the town centre at Accrington, losing car parking spaces is the last thing any town should be considering. Nothing basically wrong with the existing bus station anyway, takes you direct into the centre of the shopping area ?
Have these idiot politicians got a death wish for the economy of the town centre at Accrington, losing car parking spaces is the last thing any town should be considering. Nothing basically wrong with the existing bus station anyway, takes you direct into the centre of the shopping area ? brossen99
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6:07pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

All I can say is they must have one massive need for the land its on now to move it to such a strange place.
All I can say is they must have one massive need for the land its on now to move it to such a strange place. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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7:33pm Mon 23 Apr 12

lookyme says...

I think its about time ,infant street is very dangerous, all buses are juggling with pedestrians,cars postal workers vehicles,and as for the zebra crossing at the bottom,you are playing chicken run to get accross ,come on councils open your eyes,accrington need new bus station urgently .
I think its about time ,infant street is very dangerous, all buses are juggling with pedestrians,cars postal workers vehicles,and as for the zebra crossing at the bottom,you are playing chicken run to get accross ,come on councils open your eyes,accrington need new bus station urgently . lookyme
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7:33pm Mon 23 Apr 12

lookyme says...

I think its about time ,infant street is very dangerous, all buses are juggling with pedestrians,cars postal workers vehicles,and as for the zebra crossing at the bottom,you are playing chicken run to get accross ,come on councils open your eyes,accrington need new bus station urgently .
I think its about time ,infant street is very dangerous, all buses are juggling with pedestrians,cars postal workers vehicles,and as for the zebra crossing at the bottom,you are playing chicken run to get accross ,come on councils open your eyes,accrington need new bus station urgently . lookyme
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2:36am Tue 24 Apr 12

DJ_Jaybee says...

Ahhh won't be able to park there anymore then.

So they want to move the bus station further away from the centre?

Hmm... bus stations used to drop off in the centre because that's ideal for whichever direction you want to shop in. So now a little old lady wanting to shop at the other side is really gonna feel those bunions.

Great idea... this is a follow on from a market hall thats full of cafés, fewer stalls because of a massive set of steps taking up the space, + benches and a set of empty shops upstairs... class.

Also the dude with all the furniture overflowing looks out of place but hey-ho it's one less empty stall I guess.

Thought they would fill the upstairs with interesting little shops like afflecks or the corn exchange - maybe offering rent free startups to get them all occupied with a good range - but there's more life in Tutankhamun's socks than in there at the moment.

The arcade is in a state too - they need to fix these places up with decent tenants - before making it more difficult for shoppers that missed their stop and ended up in Accrington - to even get to the centre.
Ahhh won't be able to park there anymore then. So they want to move the bus station further away from the centre? Hmm... bus stations used to drop off in the centre because that's ideal for whichever direction you want to shop in. So now a little old lady wanting to shop at the other side is really gonna feel those bunions. Great idea... this is a follow on from a market hall thats full of cafés, fewer stalls because of a massive set of steps taking up the space, + benches and a set of empty shops upstairs... class. Also the dude with all the furniture overflowing looks out of place but hey-ho it's one less empty stall I guess. Thought they would fill the upstairs with interesting little shops like afflecks or the corn exchange - maybe offering rent free startups to get them all occupied with a good range - but there's more life in Tutankhamun's socks than in there at the moment. The arcade is in a state too - they need to fix these places up with decent tenants - before making it more difficult for shoppers that missed their stop and ended up in Accrington - to even get to the centre. DJ_Jaybee
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7:32am Tue 24 Apr 12

mavrick says...

So much for listening to public concerns, nobody wants the penine reach. This could well be the final nail in Accringtons coffin. Many suggestions as to the revitalisation of the town centre have been completely ignored. So why ask?
So much for listening to public concerns, nobody wants the penine reach. This could well be the final nail in Accringtons coffin. Many suggestions as to the revitalisation of the town centre have been completely ignored. So why ask? mavrick
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6:40pm Tue 24 Apr 12

pdb951 says...

Its your own fault. You elected these idiots
Its your own fault. You elected these idiots pdb951
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10:47am Wed 25 Apr 12

Cheese gnome says...

pdb951 wrote:
Its your own fault. You elected these idiots
Maybe you should do a little research!
[quote][p][bold]pdb951[/bold] wrote: Its your own fault. You elected these idiots[/p][/quote]Maybe you should do a little research! Cheese gnome
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