The East Lancashire Railway has today confirmed that a planning application for the redevelopment of Rawtenstall Station has been approved by Rossendale Borough Council.
The £600,000 development, which is being led by Bury based Equilibrium Architects, will see Rawtenstall Station redeveloped to provide enhanced facilities for not only visitors to the East Lancashire Railway but the local community too.
Planning permission is being sought for the following:
The erection of an ‘L’ shaped canopy spanning the entire length and width of the station buildings.
The construction of a 37 metre fully accessible building, accommodating a café, kitchen, activity/community room, tourist information centre and toilet and baby changing facilities.
- Alterations to Existing Station Building
The expansion of Buffer Stops Bar and relocation of current toilet facilities.
The attractive remodelling of existing outside space, including landscaping, sheltered cycle stands and picnic areas.
More information on the development, including visuals and plans, will be available soon.