Plans for the re-opening of Market Street to traffic have been announced.

Earlier this year Chorley Council announced that it would reopen Market Street on a trial basis and the new proposed layout can be revealed for the first time.

The changes would create 30 new parking spaces along Market Street, allow traffic to travel one-way, improve the landscaping with additional crossing points.

The plans will see traffic being able to travel north to south, 30-minute free parking and new planters to act as traffic calming measures.

The plans also include a new layout of parking spaces along St George’s Street in a herringbone style to create extra spaces.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council, said: “We’ve listened to businesses in the town and we’ve decided to trial the re-opening of Market Street to see if it can help boost trade.

“The way we see this is that we’re re-opening Market Street to allow people to park closer to the shops.

“It’ll be more of a car park that people can drive through rather than a through route with motorists driving at speed.”

To view the plans and comment visit uk/towncentre, visit the council offices on Union Street or see the plans on display outside 3 Fazakerley Street on Friday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 23.

The consultation will run until Friday, November 2.