Village braced for major 115-home bid

Up to 115 homes could be built on land off Lytham Road in Warton
Up to 115 homes could be built on land off Lytham Road in Warton

A Fylde village is braced for another major housing development battle today after outline plans were submitted for 115 homes.

The Hallam Land Management project could see dozens of new properties built off Lytham Road in Warton.

In general terms the people of Warton are very concerned about the number of applications for new developments

Coun Michael Cornah

The village currently has several major housing projects taking place, including the former GEC Marconi Site and the Riversleigh Homes development off Lytham Road.

Warton and Westby Coun Michael Cornah said all future developments in the village would be impacted by a 360-home development for Blackfield Farm in Warton.

A planning inspector decision is due next month on the scheme.

Coun Cornah added: “In general terms the people of Warton are very concerned about the number of applications for new developments. The appeal decision for Blackfield Farm in Warton has been put off until September 9.

“In terms of future applications, they are largely dependant on what happens on that site and if it is approved. We will have to see how it affects future decisions.”

In a planning statement submitted to Fylde Council by Hallam Land Management, the applicant said the site would provide high-quality homes in the area.

The statement added: “It is intended that this site will become a positive asset to the settlement in terms of design, layout and open space.

“The development will create a logical infill development to the village and provide much-needed green space for existing and new residents.”