A VILLAGE is celebrating victory after their impassioned pleas saw them defeat plans for a massive new stadium in the middle of the countryside.
Councillors said they were “siding with Wrea Green” in the face of businessman David Haythornthwaite’s ambitious sports facility plans - but he has already vowed to appeal.
Mr Haythornthwaite’s vision of Greenlands Sports Village - complete with a new 2,500-capacity stadium for AFC Fylde, football and hockey pitches on the edge of Wrea Green - was thrown out by Fylde Council’s planning committee today.
The stadium’s location and size both went against it, as did concerns about the impact it would have on nearby residents - none of whom expressed support for the plans.
Coun Charlie Duffy said he believed it was a “good application in the wrong place”.
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