Keeping watch on danger site

Derelict buildings at the former Fylde Farm site, off Normoss Road, Poulton
Derelict buildings at the former Fylde Farm site, off Normoss Road, Poulton
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A DERELICT school on a ‘death trap’ site is being monitored ahead of a possible demolition order being slapped on the building.

Wyre Council is considering placing an enforcement notice on the Emmanuel Christian School at the former Fylde Farm site.

The building, which following a blaze was deemed ‘dangerous’ by the fire service, has been glamorised by Urban Explorer website – an underground group who gain access to prominent urban locations.

But a recent inspection carried out by building control officers showed the structure to still be within safety boundaries.

However, Wyre say it is monitoring the situation every day with a view to place an enforcement notice on the building in the future.

A spokesman said: “It is a possibility we will be seeking an order on the school but there has been no enforcement action yet.

“From the outside the building is still within safety boundaries.

“But the council would prefer all the buildings on the site to be demolished and have expressed that information onto the current owners, the North West Young People’s Development Trust.”

The site, off Normoss Road, Poulton is expected to be sold in the next few weeks. J R Demolition have so far knocked down seven buildings on the site including Westmoreland House and the Fylde school cottages, once used as staff housing.

JR Demolition owner Glynn Watkins said: “We have been told to expect an order on the school. We would love to pull the entire site down, it’s a mess and so dangerous.”