Consultation deadline extended

St Annes resident David Kelley is presented with vouchers by town mayor Coun Vince Settle with vouchers after winning the prize draw held at the launch of the St Annes Neighbourhood Plan consultation
St Annes resident David Kelley is presented with vouchers by town mayor Coun Vince Settle with vouchers after winning the prize draw held at the launch of the St Annes Neighbourhood Plan consultation

St Annes Town Council has been delighted with the response so far to its Neighbourhood Plan consultation – and has extended the deadine for views until the end of this month to make sure everyone has the opportunity to have their say.

The Plan, which has more than a year in the preparation by the Town Council, will be used to develop a shared vision for the town, to allocate land for different uses, including housing, shops, employment and community, to identify and protect local green spaces and to influence what new buildings should look like.

The consultation period will now run until July 31 and members and officers from the Town Council will be at Morrison’s supermarket, Squires Gate Lane on Thursday, July 2 from 3pm to 5pm, with another consultation event at Sainsbury’s, St Annes on Thursday, July 16 between the same times.

Sally Taylor, St Annes town clerk, said: “Over 100 responses to the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire have already been received, with over four weeks to go until the consultation phase ends. 
Consultation events held at Aldi and in St Annes Square have been extremely encouraging and residents’ feedback is warmly welcomed.”

The event at Morrisons is designed specifically for the St Annes residents living on the northern fringes of the town bordering Blackpool and Sally added: “We have been really pleased with the response so far and look forward to see more people at the events coming up.”

Comments on the plan are invited via a questionnaire available to fill in on line via www.stannesonthesea-tc.gov.uk.

They should be sent to the Town Council at West Lodge, St George’s Road, St Annes, by 5pm on July 31.

After considering the comments, the Town Council will submit the Plan to Fylde Council for further consultation and eventual inclusion in the Fylde Local Plan.

The consultation was launched last month at The Pavilion in Ashton Gardens and winner of a draw held at the event was David Kelley, who was presented with a £30 gift voucher by town mayor Vince Settle.