A CONSULTATION has been launched over plans to install double-yellow lines and zig-zag outside a newly build school in Chorley.

It comes after a campaign by Buckshaw Village County Councillor Aidy Riggott, about safety concerns on Brookwood Way around the newly built Trinity / C of E Methodist School site.

County Cllr Aidy Riggott said: “Since I was elected back in May 2017, improving safety around the new school site on Brookwood Way has been one of my top priorities for parents and nearby residents.

“Following my meetings with Highways Engineers and colleagues in County Hall and with support from Persimmon Homes, Lancashire County Council have been able to bring forward this proposal.”

The proposals are for double yellow lines on both sides of the road on Brookwood Way on the approach to the school as well as around the junction opposite the entrance to the school. These are supported by standard zig-zag markings outside the school itself.

County Cllr Riggott added@ “This looks a really sensible and well thought-out plan that I hope will deliver for all those who use this busy section of road and I encourage all those who have thoughts on this to respond to the consultation.”

Buckshaw Village resident Luke Kerr, who lives just around the corner from the school, said: “I feel that the proposal for restricted parking in front of Trinity School and on the bends of Brookwood Way is a positive move that will make the road safer for children, parents and residents.

“The parking on the bends and on both sides of the road on Brookwood Way has created some dangerous situations in the last year.

“It’s not unusual to see cars unable to pass each other and having to reverse, with parents and children being forced to cross the road between parked vehicles.“

A copy of the draft Order and associated documents can be inspected on Lancashire County Council’s website at http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads- parking-and-travel/roads/roadworks-and-traffic-regulation-orders/permanent.aspx

Any representations or objections must be made by September 5.