4 decades bypassed
A VILLAGE bypass has finally opened – after 40 years of planning rows.
The £ 32million James Towers Way, around Broughton, Lancs, is named after a First World War Victoria Cross hero.
His granddaughter Glynis Castle attended the opening by Jake Berry, local MP and Minister for the Northern Powerhouse.
He said: “It has been longer in the planning than I’ve been on this planet.”
Parish Councillor Karen Galloway said the route had been controversial.
She added: “We had difficult times but bridges were built between villagers and the relevant bodies.”