Danger alert at Farm site

A local demolition team is demolishing the former Fylde Farm in Normoss for free in a bid to stop a potentially fatal injury to children playing on the derelict site
A local demolition team is demolishing the former Fylde Farm in Normoss for free in a bid to stop a potentially fatal injury to children playing on the derelict site
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TOWN hall bosses are calling for further demolition at a vandal-hit site.

Demolition company JR Demolition tore down Westmoreland House, one of the most dilapidated buildings on the Fylde Farm site.

The North West Young People’s Development Trust, which owns the waste ground, has confirmed the Fylde school cottages, once used as staff housing, are scheduled to be knocked down in the next few weeks.

But councillors have now asked the head of building control at Wyre Council to carry out further inspections of the other empty buildings which they believe are in an equally dangerous state.

Wyre councillor Barry Birch said: “We’ve a court order which states the cottages must be demolished by August 23.

“On their heads be it. If they are not down by then, they will face court action.

“We’ve also asked for another inspection of the site because there are other buildings on there which I believe are in a dangerous condition.

“Since the first inspection there have been further acts of vandalism and fires which cause major structural damage.

“There is another building, which was also used as accommodation, that I believe needs to come down, I hope to get a demolition order put on this as well.”

It is hoped removing the buildings will dissuade trespassers including ‘urban explorers’, who glamorise derelict buildings by posting images on the web, from accessing the site.

Firefighters were called out to a blaze at the farm last week and local residents are concerned the site will not be secure during the school holidays.

A spokesman for North West Young People’s Development Trust said it was still negotiating the sale of the sight but nothing had been signed.

He added: “We are preparing to demolish three further buildings on the site but I can confirm the site has not yet been sold.”