Homes plan at depot site set for green light

The former Fylde council depot on St David's Road North, St Annes.
The former Fylde council depot on St David's Road North, St Annes.
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AFFORDABLE homes are set to transform a former council depot after councillors were urged to give a new estate the go-ahead.

New Fylde Housing has bought Fylde Council’s depot in St David’s Road North, in St Annes, and has now applied to the council for permission to build 32 houses on the land.

The plans are popular with local residents and councillors keen to see the land brought back into use – and the council’s development management committee is being recommended to give them the green-light when it meets on Wednesday.

A planning officer report to the committee states: “(The site) is an ideal location for residential development.

“The proposed scheme would provide an appropriate layout, mix of dwellings and design for this particular site and it is considered that the proposal would allow the site to be effectively brought back into a productive use.”

New Fylde Housing plans to build a mixture of properties on the site, and all 32 will be made available as affordable homes for local residents.

The homes will be a mix of single and two-storey properties and the new estate will be accessed from St David’s Road North, with residents unable to reach the homes via neighbouring Press Road, something concerns had been raised about by neighbours.

The homes will be split across houses and apartments, with 20 two, three and four bedroom homes and the remaining 12 dwellings housed in four apartment blocks.

The meeting takes place on Wednesday at 10.30am in St Annes Town Hall.

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