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Road Traffic: Lancashire

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions the North West Regional Development Agency has had with Lancashire county council on reducing traffic congestion in Lancaster and Morecambe. (194450)

[holding answer 14 March 2008]: NWDA is party to ongoing discussions between Lancashire county council, Lancaster city council and Lancaster and Morecambe Vision Board about traffic congestion in the area. The focus is a recently completed Lancaster and Morecambe Access and Transport Strategy which has reviewed current transport issues and identified possible short, medium and long-term solutions.

NWDA is also discussing with the county council and Lancaster city council specific traffic issues on the A6 south of Lancaster to Junction 33 of the M6. These discussions relate to proposals for development of the Lancaster Science Park adjacent to Lancaster university.