School’s congestion problems to be eased

Blackpool Councillor Coun David Owen
Blackpool Councillor Coun David Owen
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Proposals for a new pedestrian and vehicle access at a Blackpool school have got the go ahead.

Blackpool Council has approved a planning application for the scheme at Holy Family School in Seacrest Avenue, North Shore.

The new access will be from Leckhampton Road and also includes new security fencing.

Currently the school suffers from congestion problems during drop off and pick up times, which is why it wants to carry out the improvements.

The council, whose chairman of planning is Coun David Owen, agreed the proposal using delegated powers.

A design statement accompanying the application says: “The proposal comprises the widening of the existing access road with drop off zone with new footpaths.

“The boundary is to have a higher security fence with wider double access gates and a pedestrian gate.

“An internal 1m high fence will segregate pedestrians from traffic.”

It adds: “The proposal involves widening the access road on the school site at the end of Leckhampton Road and construction a drop-off area on the grassed area adjacent.”