Councillors have agreed plans to develop a scheme of improvements to bus stops in Lancashire.

The proposals include upgrading the stops, between Preston and Longridge with raised kerbs, marked bus stop boxes to prevent other vehicles parking, and timetable information.

High-quality shelters with seating and lighting are also proposed for some stops.

A report to Lancashire County Council's cabinet outlines the council has received £234,545 through the planning process as the result of contributions agreed with two housing developers towards improvements to highways and transport in the local area.

County Councillor Charlie Edwards, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "The quality of infrastructure such as bus stops can make a real difference to someone's decision on whether to catch the bus, with feeling safe and comfortable being important factors.

"One of my top priorities is to make public transport a more attractive option, and these upgrades to bus stops in Longridge tie in well with the wider ambitions of our Bus Service Improvement Plan to get more people out of their cars and onto buses."

The cabinet agreed to add these funds to the 2022/23 Capital Programme in order to take forward improvements to a number of bus stops along Berry Lane, King Street, Derby Road, Kestor Lane and Preston Road.

The decision means that investigations and design work can begin, however no changes on the ground would be made without further consultation.

The programme of improvements would bring the majority of stops in Longridge town centre up to a high-quality, fully accessible, standard.

Should there be budget remaining once the Longridge stops are completed, officers will consider opportunities for upgrading key bus stops on the route between Longridge and Ribbleton, focusing on those in Grimsargh village centre.

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