A town in Lancashire may require new parking barriers if the building of a new town centre bus station gets the green light.

Hyndburn Council and Lancashire County Council hope to receive approval for the station and have also submitted plans for a new central car park and two-way traffic system as part of the proposal, the Lancashire Telegraph reports.

If the project is approved by the government, the council hopes that by allowing traffic to flow through the partially pedestrianised zone near the town hall shops and businesses in the area will benefit.

The council has drawn up plans which will see the existing station transformed into a short-stay car park which will be fitted with several traffic barriers.

The local newspaper reports that once given the go ahead, the new bus station and traffic route could be completed by 2015.

Council leader Miles Parkinson told the publication that consulting local residents ahead of the project was crucial to the decision planning process.

"If the funding bid is successful, there will be money to change the old bus station into a car park. So we need to find out how people feel about that," he said.

Council leaders also hope that the Arndale Centre, which is once again on the market, will be sold to bidders providing a further boost to the town.

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