Three more gateway features planned for Leyland

The Centurion Tank. Photo by Lee Hosker of Magic Munkeys Photography
The Centurion Tank. Photo by Lee Hosker of Magic Munkeys Photography
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Three more gateway features are being planned for Leyland, the Guardian can exclusively reveal.

The first of the new landmarks expected to be unveiled will be positioned outside Leyland Trucks, on the busy A582 commuter route.

Coun Phil Smith

Coun Phil Smith

Another gateway landmark is set for the entrance to the Moss Side Industrial Estate off Schleswig Way.

And the third will be put on show at the roundabout of Leyland Lane and Schleswig Way, near Emnie Lane.

They will follow the Leyland TL Fire Engine and the Centurion Tank which already celebrate the heritage of the town.

The council is applying for funding for the ambitious proposals, and has drawn up a £10m vision for making improvements across the borough over the next three years.

“The gateway features capture people’s imaginations and create a talking point”

Coun Phil Smith

Coun Phil Smith, cabinet member for regeneration, leisure and healthy communities, said: “It’s still early days but we’re keen to add more gateway features in the future.

“We think they capture people’s imaginations, create a talking point, and are a great way of celebrating Leyland’s long and proud motoring history, while putting the town of today firmly on the map.”