THE unveiling of plans for a £2.4million transformation of Pendle Hill is music to many ears in East Lancashire.

As well as creating five full-time roles and 20 new apprentices, the Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership will bolster the local economy by making the area a key tourist destination by 2022.

Pendle Hill is a beautiful attraction that we should be doing more to develop.

This project could see a dozen schemes including the rebuilding of five kilometres of dry stone walling, upgrading 10 wildlife sites, providing more footpaths for walkers and new trails based on the areas diverse history.

Local school children will also be involved in the project and will learn about the helps interesting history include the Pendle Witches.

If the £1.8million funding bid is successful the Forest of Bowland Area of Natural Beauty office will begin work in 2018.

As a community we should do everything we can to support projects like this.

Pendle Hill forms a backdrop to the lives of many in East Lancashire and it is good to hear we will be celebrating that by making it even better.

So let’s hope the Heritage Lottery Fund supports the bid enabling this dream to become a reality.