PLANS for new homes in Lymm include a pedestrian crossing to connect two sections of the Trans Pennine Trail.

The popular trail, used by pedestrians and cyclists, is split by Rushgreen Road – one of the main roads in the village.

Now a new scheme to build low cost housing includes the proposed crossing.

Developers Rushgreen Land Holdings has made the proposal, in consultation with Warrington Borough Council highways team.

A spokesman for the developers said: "The popularity of the trail with walkers and cyclists has grown significantly recently since lockdown measures were introduced by the UK government back in March.

"This latest proposal offers an example of local development incorporating community infrastructure improvements as part of a private scheme.

"The crossing would utilize a build out scheme incorporating traffic calming measures, including street furniture and signage, to minimize risk and benefit trail users."

The plans are for nine new three-bedroom houses specifically aimed at first-time buyers.

For more information on this planning application visit the council website and enter the reference number 2020/37910.

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Where the crossing would be