A public inquiry will be held over the county council’s purchase of land for the new Accrington bus station.
Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) have been served on landowners around the Crawshaw Street site to make way for the new depot.
However, the Government’s Planning Inspectorate has ordered a public inquiry following complaints from some of the landowners.
The new bus station is part of a £40 million Pennine Reach scheme to improve transport links between Hyndburn and Blackburn.
But Lancashire County Council said it does not anticipate any delays to the scheme which is due to start in the autumn.
Tony Moreton, assistant director for sustainable transport, said: “We have been informed by the Planning Inspectorate that a public inquiry has been set for Tuesday, June 17.
“We welcome the notification and will be preparing the case for the inquiry.”
Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson said it is a ‘normal part of the process’.
He said: “It’s a major scheme and certain parts of land have to go through the CPO. That’s the standard process. Of course nothing is guaranteed but we foresee no problems and expect smooth progress. It is a legal matter. If there are objections then those people have to be heard like anyone and it’s important that the legal due process is followed.”
The current bus station on Peel Street is set to be turned into a car parking and events space.