MP's objection to plans to build flats on pier site

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith has opposed proposals to build a block of flats on the town's pier.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 11th March 2017, 11:27 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:05 am
MP Cat Smith

The plans, put forward by Simmo Developments, would see of 15 apartments for over-55s built on the site, along with a retail unit and car park.

The company’s previous proposals to build a large art-deco style building, in curved glass and steel, at the Fleetwood Pier site were rejected by planners in January.

In a letter on Ms Smith’s website, she wrote: “One could say this looks like it may be a vexatious resubmission, with only minimal changes to the original rejected application.

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“The height of the building on this new plan appears to be only three feet lower than the building which was rejected on January 4 for reasons that the ‘height, scale, mass, design and appearance would appear as an obtrusive, alien and incongruous form of development on a prominent promenade location’.

“I do not believe that substantial changes have been made in this resubmission. and furthermore do believe that the resubmission is a complete waste of Wyre council tax payer’s money.”