A NEW road which will connect the new Bailrigg Garden Village to the M6 at junction 33 will be altered to protect woodland. 

The road is known as the South Lancaster to M6 scheme and will improve access between the M6 and the planned development. 

The new proposals reflect surveys and investigations of the area done since the initial proposal seen by residents. 

This includes the removal of the proposed north-facing slip roads.

Lancashire County Council's Cabinet will be asked on Thursday (2 February) to agree to the ongoing development of the proposed scheme, which will also involve a public consultation in the Spring. 

County Councillor Aidy Riggott, Cabinet member for economic development and growth at Lancashire County Council, said: "We had a great response to the road options we set out in 2020, which identified people's overall preference for the route. 

"The proposed changes keep to that overall preferred route and deliver the same aims, but at the same time will safeguard an important natural habitat of local ancient woodland.

"This road scheme is key to transforming travel in Lancaster, as well as unlocking new homes and jobs in the proposed Garden Village."