Southport Labour calls for improved rail links to be included in the Local Plan

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Southport Labour calls for improved rail links to be included in the Local Plan

Southport Labour Party will be asking for improved rail links from the town to be included in the Sefton Local Plan. The current list of priorities in the council’s transport planning policy does not include the “Burscough Curves” link and Southport Labour is suggesting that it should.

As spokesperson Ged Wright explained “Southport Labour Party is keen to explore ways that our town’s transport links can be improved. That’s why as part of our response to the current consultation on Sefton’s Local Plan we are suggesting that reinstatement of the Burscough Curves link be added to the list of priorities. This vital piece of railway would mean direct services to Preston would once again be possible. Although the scheme is located outside Sefton’s boundary, the council and Merseytravel would need to be involved in its delivery.”

“It’s a pity that the campaign for improved rolling stock and the Burscough Curves has not been effectively led by our Libdem MP who has been talking about this for about ten years now without making any headway.”

This is just one of the suggestions Southport Labour expect to make as part of the consultation process. “We think it’s important that as many Southport people as possible contribute to the Local Plan – it’s not just about the important green belt issues. The Local Plan is about how our town looks and functions for the next fifteen years so it’s vital for residents to get involved in the consultation and get their voices heard.”

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