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Tragedy road in Leyland set to reopen 13 months on
6:00am Friday 6th June 2014 in News
A court order has been secured to re-open a road this summer. which has been closed since a fatal car crash damaged a building.
The council has taken action to have Longmeanygate, in Leyland, returned to use following its closure after a fatal road traffic incident last year.
Geoffrey Gill, 55, from Leyland, died after his black Mitsubishi L200 Animal crashed into the gable end of a home on Longmeanygate last April.
They now have until July 25 to ensure that the building is structurally sound, and then work can progress to get the road re-opened.
South Ribble Borough Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for strategic planning and housing councillor Cliff Hughes said: “I am delighted that this ongoing issue is set to finally be resolved and that we can now move forward with Lancashire County Council to get the road open once again.
“It’s a result that I am sure residents will welcome following more than a year of disruption. We’ve worked very hard to resolve this with all interested parties, and although it has taken much longer than we would have liked, it is a huge relief to have got to this stage.”
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