Nature trail bid for historic site

Fairhaven Lake
Fairhaven Lake
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Plans for two new walking trails surrounding one of the Fylde coast’s top beauty spots look set to be approved by councillors.

Planning officers at Fylde Council have recommended proposals for Fairhaven Lake, including two new art work trails and an interactive board related to the RSPB, should be given the go-ahead.

The application includes information boards surrounding the lake for tourists to learn about the lake’s wildlife.

Fylde Council planning officer Rob Clewes said: “The proposed works are located within an existing tourist and leisure facility and they are considered to contribute to the visual amenity and vitality of the site.

“They will not result in a loss of public open space and are associated with the RSPB who are an existing organisation operating on the site.

“The installations will enhance the user experience in the park and are therefore supported as an improvement to this tourist facility and the contribution it makes to the attractiveness of this part of the borough’s coastline.”

Town hall leisure chiefs are currently awaiting the outcome of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to work on a £2m project to develop the lake and gardens.

Last week it was revealed the council had submitted a bid for the lake and its grounds to be recognised by Historic England.