The gas companies ignore the authorities’ refusal and install traffic lights in Darwen
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The gas companies ignore the authorities’ refusal and install traffic lights in Darwen

Blackburn, together with Darwen Council’s highways department, has provided an update on works on Goose House Lane and Hollins Grove Street which have not been permitted.

The council received reports today (Tuesday, June 11) that mua Gas and S&R Construction had installed temporary lighting in Darwen without permission.

Local authorities were on site at around 1:30 p.m. and ordered the work to be removed as quickly as possible, which should be removed by 4 p.m. today.

The council received a request to complete this work yesterday but refused it due to temporary lights located further down Goose House Lane/Chapels as work continues on Knowle Lane.

The next available dates are between June 26 and July 5.

A spokesman for Blackburn, of Darwen Roads, said: “We received reports today that mua Gas/S&R Construction had installed temporary lighting on Goose House Lane and Hollins Grove Street.

“This work has not been approved by the Council. We are currently on site and have instructed them to be removed as soon as possible.

“Yesterday we received a request to complete this work which was refused due to temporary lights being located further down Goose House Lane/Chapels due to continued work on Knowle Lane and other works due to take place later. We have informed you that the next available dates are from June 26 to July 5.

“It is disappointing that the works have gone ahead despite our refusal, which is why we have recommended they be removed by 4pm today.

“We would like to thank those who informed us about this. This enabled us to act quickly and ensure that these works did not cause long-term disruption to an already busy corridor which has recently seen a lot of roadworks in connection with various developments taking place along Lower Eccleshill Road and Goose House Avenue.”