Dozens of key council buildings, including 20 libraries children's centres and disability centres across Chorley and South Ribble are set to close, it was confirmed on Friday.

The announcement by County Labour leader Jenny Mein provoked shock and outrage from politicians of all parties.

In total 54 of the authority's buildings in are set to shut their doors within the next 12 months.

Cllr Mein's report is due to be approved Lancashire County Council's ruling Cabinet on Tuesday as it seeks to save £200 million by 2021.

There will now then be another 12 week consultation period with a final decision in September.

Among the 106 buildings earmarked for closure county-wide are Adlington Library and Childrens' Centre.

Other Children's centres are to be axed in Buckshaw, Eccleston,Clayton Brook and Coppull.

Also facing closure are Holly Trees Adult Disability Day Service and the young offenders service on Halliwell Street.

Cllr Mein said: "I'm acutely aware that people have a very strong connection to their local services, particularly places like libraries which are often seen as a valuable part of the community.

"These proposals are very difficult ones, but our aim is to come up with a solution that still gives everyone in Lancashire good access to good services, even though some will have to be further away than they are now."

Originally 238 buildings were considered for closure.

The county proposes bringing services together to form a network of multi-functional buildings known as Neighbourhood Centres, which would provide a base for a range of different services in one place.

Meanwhile many buildings would no longer be used and the number of places at which some services are available would reduce.

Cllr Mein said: "The severity of the county council's financial position cannot be overstated, and the ongoing cuts in central government funding combined with rising demand for our services mean the only way we can maintain the services that people rely on is to deliver them in a different way.