Blackpool Airport EZ Masterplan

Blackpool to mull ways forward for airport

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Airport consultancy York Aviation has made a number of recommendations for investment in infrastructure, operations and management of Blackpool Airport, with the return of commercial services to holiday destinations virtually ruled out.

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Funding agreed for Burnley’s £26m Pioneer Place

Lancashire County Council will provide £3.2m to support the delivery of Burnley’s £26m Pioneer Place retail and leisure development, set to include a cinema, restaurants, and a public plaza.

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Construction edges closer on £190m Preston link road

Lancashire County Council is set to sign off an updated planning application for a £190m road linking the A583 with Cottam and the M55 with the project due to start next year subject to approval from the Secretary of State.

Smith Green Blackpool EZ

Work starts on Blackpool highway plan

BWB Consulting has been appointed to carry out preliminary transport highway assessments as Blackpool Council begins the planning process for its proposed eastern access road and the remodelling of the adjacent Common Edge Road Playing Fields.

Samlesbury link road opens today

A link road between the A677 and the A59, designed to cut congestion and improve access to the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone and BAE Systems’ site, is due to open to the public at 12pm today.

Rail Electrification

More closures planned for Manchester to Preston railway

The railway between Manchester, Bolton, and Preston will close for nine days in late August and early September as Network Rail looks to complete electrification works that are already running months behind schedule.

Blackpool Train

Blackpool-Preston rail link passes test

An electric train has travelled to and from Blackpool for the first time, as infrastructure was last night tested along the 17-mile route between the seaside town and Preston.