We have submitted our planning application to improve the A585 between Windy Harbour and Skippool which will now be examined by the Planning Inspectorate. You can find out more on the Planning Inspectorate's website.
This followed a consultation period earlier in 2018. You can find our consultation report on the Planning Inspectorate's site where all the feedback and suggestions given to us are summarised.
The Planning Inspectorate is currently examining our application. Please visit the Inspectorate's website at the link above for more information, next steps and for more detail on the planning process.
From 17 June 2019, we will be carrying out ground investigations to help us understand the conditions on land near to the A585. It will also assess the nature of any archaeological features below the ground. We expect this work to take approximately eight weeks. Site access and deliveries will be required at each area and will be managed with temporary traffic management â€“ using either temporary lights or â€˜stopâ€™ and â€˜goâ€™ boards. Working hours will be overnight from Monday to Friday.
For the latest closure information and times, see our planned roadworks feed.
|September/October 2016||Public consultation - view consultation report|
|October 2017||Preferred route announcement|
|Autumn 2018||Application submitted to the Planning Inspectorate|
|Spring 2020||Scheme starts on site|
Why we need this scheme
The A585 is the main road in and out of Fleetwood and surrounding areas. It's heavily congested between Windy Harbour and Skippool and drivers currently suffer from 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's likely there will be a rise in traffic levels and an increase in the number of accidents and delays to journey times.
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
The guides below outline the procedures we follow when delivering large road schemes and how compensation can be claimed for the effects on residential, agricultural and other property from the use of new roads or alterations to existing roads operated by us.
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're 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're a landowner you may be asked to allow access to the people carrying out these surveys. Thank you for your help.
Project media files and documents
Consultation Report (Planning Inspectorate website)
Consultation leaflet: A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool
Consultation brochure: A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool
Consultation questionnaire: A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool
Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC): A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool
Preliminary Environmental Information Report
Scheme Layout Plan with Red Line Boundary
Scheme Layout Plan and Red Line Boundary (with aerial photography)
Section 47 notice
Section 48 notice
Consultation poster: A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool
Development Consent Order leaflet
PEIR Appendix A drawings part 1 of 9
PEIR Appendix A drawings part 2 of 9
PEIR Appendix A drawings part 3 of 9
PEIR Appendix A drawings part 4 of 9
PEIR Appendix A drawings part 5 of 9
PEIR Appendix A drawings part 6 of 9
PEIR Appendix A drawings part 7 of 9
PEIR Appendix A drawings part 8 of 9
PEIR Appendix A drawings part 9 of 9
PEIR Appendix B
Preliminary Environmental Information Report non-technical summary
Roadworks and Events for England
The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England
Breaking News: Traffic Information
The latest current breaking news items for England's motorway network