‘Hotel will cause parking problems’

Residents in Orchard Road, St Annes, are protesting about the possible opening of a Travel Lodge Hotel, on Clifton Drive, which they say will cause parking problems.

Residents in Orchard Road, St Annes, are protesting about the possible opening of a Travel Lodge Hotel, on Clifton Drive, which they say will cause parking problems.

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FURIOUS residents have vowed to fight plans to build a budget hotel in St Annes.

Householders on Orchard Road believe the arrival of a Travelodge, on nearby Clifton Drive North, will cause traffic chaos.

Cars already clog up the street by parking outside their homes – and they say the situation will worsen if the proposals are approved.

Resident Margaret Anderton, who has organised a petition to stop it from going ahead, said: “There is no parking for residents as it is, and when all the building work is taking place, where are the builders going to park? On Orchard Road of course.

“We have had a tremendous response already from so many residents who are alarmed at the possibility of even more parking.”

Anna Hoyle, whose disabled son William regularly needs urgent medical attention, is also against the idea.

She told the Express: “We have people parking down Orchard Road already. The increased parking generated by the Travelodge guests, staff and builders will mean there will be little or no ambulance access for emergencies.”

The campaigners have been given big a boost by the news that St Annes Town Council have rejected the plans.

Concerned residents and hoteliers spoke against the proposals at a packed meeting at St Margaret’s Church, St Annes.

The town council have submitted a report, highlighting their concerns, to Fylde Council - who will now consider the application. To sign the petition, contact theandertons@gmail.com.