Village homes plan objection

Ribby with Wrea parish councillors have objected to plans to build on countryside off Moss Side Lane.

Ribby with Wrea parish councillors have objected to plans to build on countryside off Moss Side Lane.

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PLANS to build 50 new family homes in a Fylde village have been branded “completely ludicrous” and objected to by local residents.

Mactaggart and Mickel Homes want to build the new family accommodation on countryside off Moss Side Lane in Wrea Green.

But councillors on Ribby-with-Wrea Parish Council unanimously agreed to object to the planing application, which has already been submitted to Fylde Council, during a public meeting.

The council’s chairman, Coun Janet Wardell, said members and residents strongly objected to the scheme.

She added: “This application is not sustainable, there are drainage problems and issues with the sewerage system, and to have access onto the most dangerous stretch of road into the village is completely ludicrous.

“We threw it out, and the application will now go to Fylde Council.”

John Rowson, from the Save Wrea Green Action Group, said the meeting’s result was good news for the group.

He added: “I don’t think anybody wanted this development.

“Wrea Green is a tourist attraction – it is the ‘jewel of Fylde’.

“If this development were to go ahead it would detract from that.”

Ken Hopkins, land manager for Mactaggart and Mickel Homes said: “Following a full public consultation, we have submitted plans to 
Fylde Council to build around 50 sympathetically designed homes in Wrea Green.

“Our concept for the development is to create an attractive, distinctive and sustainable development that is well integrated with the existing community.

“We have purposively engaged with local residents throughout the planning process and will continue to work with them on the current outline application.”

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