Extra homes plan put on waiting list

Chain Lane Staining.
Chain Lane Staining.
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Plans to build an extra 42 homes on a housing development in a flood-hit village have been deferred.

Jones Homes wants to extent its site on Chain Lane, where there is already permission for 28 homes.

Residents and councillors were prepared to speak against “phase two” of the development at Fylde Council’s Development Management Committee meeting last week, but members agreed to adjourn the item until they could carry out a site visit.

Coun John Singleton, who represents the village on Fylde Council, said: “We felt the best way forward was for the councillors to see for themselves.

“A few of the committee members were concerned about the rural aspect of the development, and the village being taken over by concrete.”

Coun Singleton said Staining suffered badly with flooding.

He conducted a survey of seven streets which showed 19 per cent of residents had paid for pumps to get rid of flood water in the gardens at a total cost of £47,000, 11 per cent had paid for land drains at a total cost of £14,860 and four per cent had their gardens raises, costing £2,400.

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