PROPOSALS for a £2.5million project to build the one of the country's most environmentally-friendly train stations have been approved.

The scheme will see Accrington station knocked down and rebuilt using state-of-the-art "green" materials.

The station will inlcude an electricity-generating wind turbine and will re-use rainwater in toilets and sinks.

The so-called "eco-station" may also use solar panels on the roof to heat water.

Permission was granted by Lancashire county council's development committee yesterday.