A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool statutory consultation

Closed 8 May 2018

Opened 21 Mar 2018


We are consulting on our proposed improvements for the A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool.

Following feedback from the consultation that we held in 2016 and further design development, we made our Preferred Route Announcement on 24 October 2017. You can find out more details about the previous consultation and our preferred route on the previous consultation page.

This statutory consultation is your opportunity to express your views on the design of the proposed scheme in advance of our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to authorise construction of the project.

Businesses, local authorities, public bodies, road users and the communities and neighboring areas can play an important part in the development of the scheme design. Your feedback is therefore essential to this consultation as it will enable us to improve the scheme before we start the planning process.

About the scheme

The A585 is the main transport link to the northern part of the Fylde peninsula and it plays a huge part in supporting the local economy. It is heavily congested between Windy Harbour and Skippool and drivers currently suffer from long delays during peak periods. Congestion is particularly severe at the junction with the A586 at Little Singleton and the signalised junction with the A588 at Shard Road. With a high number of accidents reported at these junctions safety is also an issue.

We are proposing a scheme which will reduce congestion and improve journey times to support employment, economic development and growth opportunities. Our scheme also aims to make the road safer and more accessible for local users, walkers and cyclists.

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How to get involved

Attend a public event

To find out more about the proposals you can visit one of our public consultation exhibitions. Here you’ll be able to speak to members of the project team who will be happy to present the proposals to you and answer any questions you may have.

Date Time Venue Address
Friday 23 March 2018 2pm to 8pm Singleton Village Hall Station Road, Singleton, FY6 8LL
Saturday 7 April 2018 10am to 4pm Singleton Village Hall Station Road, Singleton, FY6 8LL
Tuesday 10 April 2018 3pm to 8pm Wyre Civic Centre Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7PU
Wednesday 11 April 2018 1pm to 7pm Fleetwood Nautical Campus Broadwater, Fleetwood, FY7 8JZ

Visit a public information point

Consultation material will be available to view from Wednesday 21 March until Wednesday 8 May 2018 in the following places during normal opening hours:

Venue Address
Poulton Library Blackpool Old Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7DH
Singleton Village Hall Station Road, Singleton, FY6 8LL
Wyre Civic Centre Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7PU
Blackpool Central Library Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX
Thornton Library Victoria Road East, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 3SZ
Fleetwood Library North Albert Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6AJ
The Koi Pool Water Gardens Mains Lane, Little Singleton, FY6 7LJ

Take part in the consultation online

All of the consultation information is available on this webpage including a brochure with a summary of the proposed route and our consultation questionnaire.


  • All members of the public


  • Roads