Historic hall to be levelled for homes

Members of Weeton Village Hall Committee who are fundraising for the interior of a new village hall which, subject to planning permission, will be built as part of a new housing project.'L-R David Kirkham, Joan Kirkham, Harold Butler, Peter Isles, Janet Graham and Cllr John Singleton.
Members of Weeton Village Hall Committee who are fundraising for the interior of a new village hall which, subject to planning permission, will be built as part of a new housing project.'L-R David Kirkham, Joan Kirkham, Harold Butler, Peter Isles, Janet Graham and Cllr John Singleton.
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A Fylde village is to get a new town hall after councillors gave the go-ahead to a new housing development.

A total of 20 homes will be built on Mythop Road, where Weeton Village Hall currently stands, after members of Fylde Council’s Development Management Committee agreed to grant planning permission.

The hall will be levelled as part of the plans, and developers Metacre and Jones Homes (Fylde) will build a new centre for Weeton residents on the site.

Coun John Singleton, Fylde councillor for Weeton, said the development would benefit the community, and were therefore supported by the parish and the Weeton Village Hall Committee.

He said: “The village hall we have at the moment is falling down.

“It’s an old wooden construction that was used in the Second World War, and it needed replacing. To do that on our own would have taken years and years of fundraising so it’s good that the people of Weeton are getting something out of this development.”
The developers will start work on the site, which will include four affordable homes and 16 open marked homes as well as the new village hall, in three months. Coun Singleton the work should be complete in the next 18 months. In the meantime, meetings currently held at the hall will be held at Weeton Barracks.

He added: “To have a brand new, purpose-built village hall is fantastic news.”