Walmsley Avenue and Walmsley Street in Rishton look set to be connected as part of a new development which will see 43 houses built on the site of the old Albert Mill, if a planning application is successful.
Cllr Ken Moss, said, “This is wonderful news and will come as a great relief to many people on the Southside estate who have wanted this for over 40 years. “
A letter from Highways Development Control at LCC on 12 November 2017 states, “The land ownership issues appear to have been resolved to enable the link from Walmsley Avenue to Walmsley Street to be formally adopted by Highway Authority. The assessment shows that the redistribution of local traffic will not cause a severe impact upon the highway network or safety.”
Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson said, “With a new development proposed, it’s logical to link up the roads at the same time, bring the cobbled sections up to the proper standard and finally resolve a long-standing issue.”
The application is due to be decided soon.