Green-light for 1100 new houses

Scene shot of where Kensington plan to build the Queensway development

Scene shot of where Kensington plan to build the Queensway development

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A CONTROVERSIAL new housing development on the outskirts of St Annes has been given the go-ahead.

Kensington Developments has fought for years to win planning permission to build 1,150 homes on land off Queensway - and today a Government planning inspector and the secretary of state have finally given them the green-light.

The plans have been the subject of two planning inquiries after Fylde Council rejected the proposal - and dozens of local residents came out in fierce opposition to the scheme.

Plans for the M55 link road, which will connect Lytham and St Annes with the motorway, are closely tied to the development and today’s decision means that project will also go ahead.

FOR THE FULL STORY - AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR ST ANNES - SEE SATURDAY’S’S GAZETTE.