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Lancashire County Council Economic Strategy - main image

New blueprint outlines how Lancashire will unlock full economic potential

An ambitious blueprint outlining how Lancashire will unlock its full economic potential is expected to be endorsed by councillors next week.

From left, Cllr Shaun Turner Cllr Aidy Riggott

Community Renewal Fund projects now starting to deliver for Lancashire

The transformation of a neglected Grade II Listed building in Bacup is now complete, thanks in part to a Government fund that aims to help areas across the UK unleash their potential.

Two Zero Women Scaling Up programme

Female scaleup support service begins in response to county-council report on barriers to women in business

Female business owners and decision makers from 14 leading businesses in Lancashire have joined forces to take part in a six-month, county council-backed support programme to help prepare their organisations for rapid growth.

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Plans for ambitious Investment Zone in Lancashire proposed

Lancashire has submitted a bold bid to central government for a new investment zone which has the potential to generate tens of thousands of jobs adding billions of pounds to the value of the economy.

Lancashire County Council

Council asks government for clarity on fracking consent

Lancashire County Council is calling on the government to make clear how local people will give their consent on any proposed fracking sites in their areas - and to commit to have any decision making on fracking to be taken by local councils.

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Plans submitted for a new railway station in north-west Preston

Plans have been submitted for a new railway station in Preston, which will improve access to travel, work and leisure opportunities in the region.


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Leading UK tissue producer moves into new unit at Lancashire Business Park

Lancashire-based Accrol have increased their operational base by leasing a new logistics building, giving them more space to develop their business.

Farington view toward the pavilion - Artist's impression - Sept 2022

Plans submitted for new cricket facilities in Lancashire

A planning application has been submitted to create a new high-quality sports facility in the heart of the county.

Lancashire Central Illustrative Development Framework Plan - August 2022

Plans submitted for key employment site in Central Lancashire

Proposals have been submitted to develop a major site in Central Lancashire, with a focus on high-quality employment uses which has the potential to create up to 5,600 full time jobs.


Good progress being made with construction of new Fylde coast link road

Construction of the M55 to Heyhouses Link Road is continuing at pace with the dry summer weather allowing good progress with the earthworks which are preparing the foundation for the road.

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Leaders unite to back bold multi-million pound plans to level up Lancashire

Lancashire’s 15 council leaders have come together in a show of unity to support all of the bold bids submitted to the government’s Levelling Up Fund.

Levelling Up Lancashire

Lancashire submits £50m bid to the Government's Levelling Up Fund

Lancashire's £50 million bid to the Government's Levelling Up Fund has been submitted today.