Fylde MP objects to new 550-home scheme

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has objected to plans which could see this area developed into 550 homes and retail units. Pic: GOOGLE

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has objected to a new 550-home scheme in St Annes.
Mr Menzies has sent his official letter of objection to Fylde Council about the scheme, which would border on Silverdale Road and North Houses Lane.
A copy of his letter has been sent to all of the neighbouring homes.
He said: “This bid for 550 homes is simply not sustainable.
“The area is designated as a potential nature reserve in the recently-adopted St Annes Neighbourhood Plan.
“Fylde’s Local Plan earmarks 2,300 homes for Lytham and St Annes until 2032; this application takes the figure well above that when other developments, which have been granted permission already, are taken into account.
“The homes would increase pressure on schools, doctors and other services for which there is no improved provision planned by the developer.
“I have written to all of the nearby residents to share my concerns.
“I believe the flats in the scheme will dominate existing buildings in the area, and the roads would be affected by an increase in traffic.
“I also have concerns about the effect on a site of such rich biodiversity – it hosts overwintering geese, oystercatchers, swans and bats to name just a few of the species present on the site.”

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