Ancient cottages ‘saved’

Residents who are protesting against plans to build 14 houses on land near their homes on Fishers Lane, Marton.
The cottages are Grade II listed, and residents fear the view of them will be ruined, and construction could lead to damage.
Louise Brisco and Bev Lewis outside their cottages.

Residents who are protesting against plans to build 14 houses on land near their homes on Fishers Lane, Marton. The cottages are Grade II listed, and residents fear the view of them will be ruined, and construction could lead to damage. Louise Brisco and Bev Lewis outside their cottages.

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Two ancient cottages of national importance have been saved from “falling down” by planning chiefs.

Blackpool Council’s planning committee threw out proposals to build eight new houses close to the Grade II listed cottages on Fisher’s Lane, off Common Edge Road, Marton Moss – which are thought to be around 300 years old and made of sea pebbles, straw and mud.

The plan had been recommended for approval by the authority’s planning officers, but councillors overruled them on the grounds that it would affect the setting of the buildings and the nature of the semi-rural area surrounding it.

 

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