MOVES to cut speeding on a ‘boy racer track’ out of a town could be on the way.

The potential traffic-calming measures were revealed when a planning application to build 63 homes on land off Ramsgreave Drive, Blackburn, by Landway Properties Ltd, was debated by councillors.

The ten-acre site is now earmarked for 62 four-bedroomed detached houses and one with three.

Conservative regeneration spokesman Cllr Paul Marrow expressed concern about traffic on Ramsgreave Drive, on the main road out of Blackburn town centre towards Preston.

He and Labour’s Cllr Dave Harling were worried about the road safety consequences of traffic coming out of a new junction for the housing estate when the application was considered by Blackburn with Darwen Council Planning and Highways Committee.

Cllr Marrow said: “I am concerned because it's a fast road. It’s a bit of a boy racer track.”

Saf Alam, the council’s principal highways officer, said her department was assessing what measures could be taken to reduce speeds along that stretch of Ramsgreave Drive to improve safety

The application was approved unanimously after borough development manager Gavin Prescott pledged to monitor the wheel-washing of lorries to keep nearby roads clean.