Sea wall plans on display

Aerial view of west end of Lytham, showing Fairhaven Lake top left
Aerial view of west end of Lytham, showing Fairhaven Lake top left
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Plans for new south Fylde sea defences go on public display at Fairhaven Lake on Friday.

The work, under a £17m Environment Agency scheme, includes a Blackpool-style stepped revetment at Fairhaven and a sloping revetment and widened promenade for Church Scar and is set to start in spring 2017, wuth completion by November 2018.

As we reported last week, Fylde councillors had been hoping that £2.1 of improvement work to Fairhaven Lake could be carried out in tandem with the sea defences work but lost out on a £2.1m lottery grant to fund the improvement work.

Coun David Eaves, chairman of Fylde Council’s Operational Management Committee, said: “We were enormously disappointed not to have got the Heritage Lottery Fund money, but excited at the drawings we now have for the wider sea defence work.

“The proposed sea defences are very appealing visually and will add to the area’s tourist appeal as well as reducing the risk of flooding and coastal erosion.

“I hope a lot of people will attend the open day.”

The day will be staged at Fairhaven’s RSPB Discovery Centre from noon to 5pm.