Plans for 8,615 new homes in Wyre go out to public consultation tomorrow

Wyre Council's disputed local plan will go out to public consultation tomorrow '“ and last for six weeks.

Thursday, 21st September 2017, 1:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:38 am
Wyre Council launches its public consultation tomorrow

Residents can comment on the plan, which outlines where nearly 9,000 new homes will be built across the borough by 2031, until Friday, November 3.

Wyre’s Labour group has described the plan as a ‘severe blow to the north Fylde’ and described it as having ‘gaping holes’, but Blackpool North and Cleveleys’ Conservative MP Paul Maynard welcomed it, saying: “There is little doubt of the need for additional homes in the right areas across the borough with the benefits they may bring.”

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After the consultation has ended, the council will submit its plan to the government for examination.

A planning inspector will pick out the key issues before holding a public meeting. If approved, the plan would then be adopted.

Chief executive, Garry Payne, said: “The public now have the opportunity to comment on the legal compliance, duty to cooperate and the soundness of the plan.

“It is really important that residents comment on these factors, as these are what the inspector will take into consideration.”

Click here to read more about the local plan process on the council’s website.

If you don’t have internet access, you can view the plan and pick up a copy of the consultation form with the guidance note at the following points:

- Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde

- Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street

- Cleveleys Community Church & Centre, Kensington Road

- Thornton YMCA, Victoria Road East

- Poulton-le-Fylde Library, Blackpool Old Road

- Knott End Library, Lancaster Road

- Garstang Library, Windsor Road

- Your local town or parish council

- iBus at Cleveleys Plaza, North Promenade

You can also call 01253 891000 for advice on taking part.