No movement on closed road

Longmeanygate, Leyland
Longmeanygate, Leyland

A meeting between residents calling out for traffic calming measures and highways bosses from Lancashire County Council was ‘productive’.

Neighbours living on Longmeanygate, which will be closed until at least August because a house which was hit by a car at the start of April is still in a state of collapse, met with highways manager Paul Dunne.

They also want to see a reduction in the national speed limit following the accident, which happened after driver Geoffrey Gill was chased by police during the night.

He died in hospital later that day.

County Coun Michael Green, who also attended the site visit, said: “The meeting was quite productive, but no firm promises have been made yet.

“I’m firmly of the view that the speed limit is too high and needs to be reduced, to encourage people to drive more safely.”

Mr Dunne added: “We discussed general issues as well as assessing the damage to the building.

“It was clear that there is still a significant amount of internal structural work to be carried out to make the building safe before opening the road to traffic.”