We will be holding our statutory public consultation on the schemeâ€™s design from 21 March to 8 May 2018. This statutory consultation is your opportunity to express your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for planning permission to authorise construction of the project.
Details of the consultation will be uploaded to this page on 21 March, including a link to the consultation page where you will be able to view all of the consultation materials and share your feedback via an online survey. As part of the consultation we will be holding several public exhibitions, details of these events are listed below.
We will continue to carry out surveys and investigations to allow us to make informed decisions including on whether to proceed with the addition of a link to Shard Road and the potential inclusion of the Grange junction and the Lodge Lane land bridge.
|Sept/Oct 2016||Public consultation|
|October 2017||Preferred route announcement|
|21 March to 8 May 2018||Statutory Public Consultation|
|Autumn 2018||Submit application to Planning Inspectorate|
|2020/21||Scheme starts on site|
As part of our consultation we will be holding several public exhibition events which are detailed below:
- Friday 23 March, 2pm to 8pm. Singleton Village Hall, Station Road, Singleton, FY6 8LL
- Saturday 7 April, 10am to 4pm. Singleton Village Hall, Station Road, Singleton, FY6 8LL
- Tuesday 10 April, 3pm to 8pm. Wyre Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7PU
- Wenesday 11 April, 1pm to 7pm. Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Broadwater, Fleetwood, FY7 8JZ
At these events you can see the proposals and meet with members of the project team to ask any questions you may have.
Copies of the consultation materials and supporting reports will also be available at the following local information points from Wednesday 21 March:
- Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7DH
- Singleton Village Hall, Station Road, Singleton, FY6 8LL
- Wyre Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7PU
- Blackpool Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX
- Thornton Library, Victoria Road East, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 3SZ
- Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6AJ
- The Koi Pool Water Gardens, Mains Lane, Little Singleton, FY6 7LJ
Why we need this scheme
The A585 is the main road in and out of Fleetwood and surrounding areas. It is heavily congested between Windy Harbour and Skippool and drivers currently suffer from significant delays significant delays during peak periods. The road also has a poor safety record.
Congestion is particularly severe at the junction with the A586 at Little Singleton and the signalised junction with the A588 at Shard Road. A high number of accidents are reported at these junctions and the volume of traffic is also a concern for local people, pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists.
If we donâ€™t make improvements to this three-mile section of road, it is likely there will be a rise in traffic levels and the potential for the number of accidents, and delays to journey times, to increase.
We aim to improve:
- Reliability: by reducing congestion especially around Little Singleton, Shard Road and Skippool junctions, which will improve journey times
- Socio-economic: by supporting the economic growth potential in both Wyre and Fylde and supporting planned residential developments in the local area
- Safety: by improving the safety of pedestrians, equestrians and cyclists around the existing A585
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If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your particular circumstances please contact the project team at A585WindyHarbourToSkippool@highwaysengland.co.uk or call 0300 470 2700.
Over the coming months we and our suppliers will be increasing our understanding and collecting additional information about the area. In particular you are likely to see people collecting environmental information to establish the potential impacts of the development.
The land surrounding the A585 has importance for migrating birds such as pink footed geese and this will be one of the focuses for assessment. If you are a landowner you may be asked to allow access to the people carrying out these surveys. Thank you for your help.
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