The Secretary of State Eric Pickles has REFUSED planning permission to build 264 houses on the agricultural land North of Mowbreck Lane. This was also on the recommendations of the Planning Inspector Michael Ellison (MA Oxon). The reason for refusal are quite complicated in terms of planning law but the main reasons are
- Housing should not be built on Agricultural land when other alternative brownfield sites are available.
- The site was outside of the local designated settlement boundaries of Wesham
- Until Fylde BC decide on appropriate level of future housing provision, it would be wrong to approve the application until these requirements are known.
The applicant Metacre on behalf of Trevor Hemmings now have six weeks to mount a legal challenge.
Wesham Action Group would like to thank all of its supporters for all of there help support and advice we have received over the past two years.