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Naming of Penwortham Bypass

Meeting: 11/09/2019 - Cabinet (Item 33)

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Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.


Decision made (Unanimously):


That Cabinet notes the name of Penwortham Bypass as John Horrocks Way.


The Cabinet Member for Planning, Regeneration and City Deal, Councillor Bill Evans presented a report from the Director of Planning and Property proposing the naming of the Penwortham Bypass which was due to be completed in December.


A competition had been held with local primary and secondary schools close to the route of the new road.  The judging panel had consisted of the Leader of the Council, Broad Oak Ward Councillor (Councillor Harry Hancock), Lancashire County Council City Deal representative and a Lancashire Enerprise Partnership representative.  It was reported that Councillor David Shaw had also been a member of the panel rather than Councillor Howarth as had been indicated in the report.


The Leader welcomed Laura Gillett and Grace Shields from Penwortham Girls High School who had suggested the winning name for the new road, which would be known as John Horrocks Way.  Cabinet expressed its gratitude to Laura and Grace for taking part in the competition and suggesting such an appropriate name for the Penwortham Bypass.


Decision made (Unanimously):


Cabinet notes the name of Penwortham Bypass as John Horrocks Way.


Reason(s) for Decision:


To ensure an appropriate name is given to the Penwortham Bypass.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:


Various options were considered to generate a selection of suggestions, with the panel deciding a preferred name.