A green light likely in plan for 42 homes

Chain Lane Staining.

Chain Lane Staining.

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Plans to build 42 new homes in a Fylde village look set to be given the green light.

Developer Jones Homes wants to build the houses on Chain Lane, in Staining, forming phase two of a scheme which already has permission for 28 houses.

Coun John Singleton

Coun John Singleton

The planning application was due to be decided by Fylde Council’s development management committee last month, but members deferred it so they could carry out a site visit.

Residents called for the deferral, saying Chain Lane, which is prone to flooding, would be unable to cope with any more development.

The committee has been advised to approve planning permission by council planning officers.

But Coun John Singleton, Fylde councillor for Staining, said he was hopeful the committee would refuse permission.

He said: “There are eight people prepared to speak against the application, all on different issues including foul sewerage drainage, the development’s proximity to the school and flooding.

“Hopefully there will be a favourable outcome for us, because, importantly, this site is on countryside.”

Coun Singleton said he was pleased the committee would be carrying out the site visit on the morning of the meeting.

He added: “They will be able to get a good idea of what traffic is like at the development. I know it will be busy, so the committee will see it as it is.”

Jones Homes declined to comment. Fylde Development Management was meeting at Fylde Town Hall on St Annes Road West, at 10am today.

Approval would help to meet the council’s five year supply

Jones Homes plans to build 42 homes on land off Chain Lane, accessed through the housing development it is currently building at the site.

Of the homes, 30 will be for market sale, eight will be socially rented and four will be for shared ownership.

United Utilities and the Environment Agency have no objections to the proposal, subject to drainage conditions being set. County highways have no objections.

Fylde Council is recommending approval to help meet its five year supply of affordable housing.

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