£20m fish park dream revealed

An artist's impression of the new fish park
An artist's impression of the new fish park

This is how Fleetwood’s forthcoming £20m fish park is likely to look once it is complete.

The developer behind the scheme, Reform Energy, has unveiled this new artist’s impressions for the scheme, which will be powered by a £60m ‘energy from waste’ plant.

Reform says the new fish park could create up to 150 new jobs and will safeguard around 600 jobs already involved in the fish processing businesses in the town.

Fish processors will be offered the opportunity to move into modern units on the new 13,000sq m development, located on a 10-acre site alongside Amounderness Way and owned by Associated British Ports.

Although the fish park will not go before Wyre planners until May at the earliest, Reform is confident the scheme will meet all the planning requirements needed.

Now a formal lunch event is to be staged at the Three Lights pub, on Amounderness Way, Fleetwood, on Tuesday May 5 between noon and 8pm, when details of the project will go on public display for the first time,

Reform Energy chief executive John Potter said: “This development will bring a new economic energy to Fleetwood with the creation of the fish park and also addresses two issues dominating the green agenda – delivering more energy generation from sustainable resources and reducing waste going to landfill

“Fleetwood will become a flagship location in the UK for energy recovery technology, and Reform Energy intends to use the plant as a showpiece for other generation and regeneration projects across the region.”