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Lancashire – nationally and globally connected

The county’s transport connectivity is first class, with the M6 forming the north-south spine of the road network while the M65, M55, M61 and M58 radiate out to East Lancashire, the Fylde, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and beyond.

Rail links are equally efficient, with the West Coast Main Line placing many areas of Lancashire are just over a two-hour train journey of London.

Warton Aviation Enterprise Zone

A world class opportunity for advanced engineering and manufacturing at the heart of the United Kingdom, located to the west of Preston.

The Fylde district is well served by existing infrastructure with connections to the rail network and West Coast Mainline through Preston. The district is also home to Blackpool International Airport. Electrification of the main railway line from Blackpool North to Preston, improving journey times and reliability even further.

Fylde is recognised regionally and nationally for its unique and special qualities in terms of its tranquil open coastline, golf courses and attractive rural and urban environments. Fylde offers a prestigious borough where people desire to live, work and visit.

Warton Aviation Enterprise Zone on the Ribble Estuary benefits from world class facilities include Warton Aerodrome’s 2,400 metre runway, the second-longest in the UK. The airfield has top security facilities, giving peace of mind for businesses in commercially sensitive sectors.

The Fylde Coast has a population of 326,000 people with a working age population of 195,500. There are also a further 10 million people within a two hour drive time. It is estimated that the Fylde Coast generates over £5.322bn of GVA and with strong links to academia, support schemes for employers to create a work ready workforce this gives the area a strong competitive edge.

Connectivity to Mancheter Airport, port of Heysham and Liverpool Superport are all within an hours drive.

The Enterprise Zone is well served by the M55 connecting to the national motorway network.

 

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