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Regeneration projects

Together with the Local Strategic Partnership we have a regeneration strategy which sets out the key challenges facing the future of the borough and ways to make social, economic and environmental improvements.


Regeneration projects to date have included:


Market Towns Initiative

Aimed to bring a new lease of life to the borough, in particular the market towns of Ormskirk and Burscough. We worked closely with the local community to conduct 'health checks' and develop an action plan to take the towns forward.

Redevelopment of Burscough

An £11.5 million physical regeneration project to revitalise Burscough and give it back its sense of identity. A number of visual and environmental improvements were made. This project was also awarded a Highly Commended accolade given by the Landscape Institute Awards 2008 ( design under 1 ha category) and a "Commendation" from the Royal Town Planning Institute.


Inspire Regeneration Project

Several schemes have taken place as part of the Inspire project:

  • Employment area improvements
  • Town centre enhancements
  • Gateway and transport improvements
  • Village improvements

All of the above projects were funded or part funded by the North West Regional Development Agency via the West Lancashire Local Strategic Partnership's investing in Business programme.                                                        


Skelmersdale - Building a town centre to be proud of

We have drawn up a 'masterplan' for Skelmersdale, after extensive consultation with local people, which set out the vision for creating a new heart for the town and bringing in the facilities that local people have said they want. It is a long term scheme to benefit everyone in the town and make it an even better place to live, work and visit.

Contact us

For more information contact:

Bob Livermore Assistant Director Housing and Regeneration

Tel: 01695 585200

Email: bob.livermore@westlancs.gov.uk


Last Updated: 12/13/2013

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
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