Worden Park to get a grand new entrance and better car parking

Worden Park car park entrance off Worden Lane, Leyland
Worden Park car park entrance off Worden Lane, Leyland

Leyland’s Worden Park is set to get a grand new entrance leading to its main car park.

South Ribble Council’s planning committee has unanimously voted through the scheme, put forward by the authority’s parks department.

The work will involve relocating the entrance 16 metres along Worden Lane, to opposite Vicarsfield Road, and creating new entrance gates and pedestrian access.

It means demolishing part of the stone wall, so permission was also sought for listed building consent, which was also approved.

No public representations were submitted.

Leyland councillor Caroline Moon, who sits on the planning committee, said: “To my mind this is a fantastic application, it’s absolutely the right way to go.

“It’s sympathetically done, and makes sense completely.”

The new entrance is also designed to make access to the new overflow car park easier. The extra 164 spaces were due to be available for use by the Easter holidays.

But the grass re-enforcement surface is still bedding in.

Plans to resurface the existing car park are also on the cards, and that work, along with building the new entrance, is expected to be complete by the autumn.