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Fylde BC Development Control Committee(DCC) sensationally rejected the proposed housing development on land north of Mowbreck Lane. The proposal by wealthy Lancashire businessman Trevor Hemmings’ Metacre for 264 houses to be sited on  prime grade agricultural land.

In the public meeting held at Lowther Pavilion.  Twenty one objectors many of them from Wesham Action Group (WAG) and residents of Wesham.  spoke out against the proposal which had originally been recommended by the planning officer for Approval. The meeting had been proceeded by a visit by the DCC to the Mowbreck Lane site.

WAG produced a logical and sound set of arguments as to why the development should not go ahead. The proposal went against 34 planning policies and one Regional Spatial Strategy policy.

The DCC  then voted on the proposal and rejected it by 13 votes AGAINST the proposal and ZERO votes FOR

A Wesham action Group spokesperson said that

“this was a victory for Common Sense and the people of Wesham, the proposal would have destroyed many acres of  Prime Agricultural Land,  the Biological Heritage Marsh and one of  Wesham’s best assets.  We would like to thank the public of Wesham, Councillor Linda Nulty  and Wesham Town Council   for all their support they have given us over the last 14 months. ”

However Metacre are likely to  appeal against this decision and put it before a Government Planning Inspector,  so this is only the  first part of the battle that has been won.  However this was a key decision because if this stage  had been lost WAG  would have had no right of appeal.

So the battle continues……………….

One Response to “WAG wins the first round in battle for Housing Development on Mowbreck Lane”

  1. Jayne Roberts says:

    This is an excellent victory. Well done to all those who fought so hard to oppose this application. You are a credit to Wesham and its residents

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