A SCHEME to site a bus station on Crawshaw Street, Accrington came under the spotlight from planning bosses this week.
The plan to set up the bus station including a pedestrian arcade link behind the old Kwik Save supermarket was first unveiled in 2007.
Although members of Hyndburn Council's planning committee were not asked to take a decision on Wednesday, they still had their say as part of a consultation exercise with the county council.
Daniel Hartley, development control manager for Hyndburn Council said: “We welcome the contemporary design and we think it will be a landmark building.
“But we also feel we need some more information and some amendments before a decision can be made.
“We feel Lancashire County Council needs to look at some issues and they need to look at the landscaping details in more detail.
“We also feel that although the design is acceptable they need to look at what materials they are using for the building. On the design, it mentions brick, but we would look to have more stone in the scheme.”
Councillor John Griffiths, chairman of the planning committee said: “We feel there is not sufficient information from the county council and recommend that it be sent back to them as part of our consultation response.”
A report to the council states: “The development of this site for a bus station is acceptable in principle.
“However, there are a number of areas which have not been sufficiently addressed. There has not been any formal consultation with the Hyndburn Development Control Section in advance of submitting the application.”
The site of the bus station in Accrington has long been controversial, with calls to move it from Peel Street after an elderly woman was knocked down there several years ago.
The committee's views will be passed on to Lancashire County Council.