Sign-up tactics anger

Kensington employee in St Annes Square asking people to support the Quensway plans by signing support forms.
Kensington employee in St Annes Square asking people to support the Quensway plans by signing support forms.

A DEVELOPER has been slammed for sending its staff on to the streets of Lytham and St Annes town centres to gather support for a controversial homes scheme.

Kensington Developments’ clipboard-carrying employees in high visibility jackets (pictured) – including labourers from its building sites – are asking people to sign up to their “Support Queensway” petition.

But the firm’s tactics, just weeks before the start of a planing inquiry into the proposals, have been called into question.

Kensington have been accused of not making it clear about the link road – connecting Lytham and the M55 across Lytham Moss – which would be funded from their construction of a massive new 1,150 home estate off Queensway on the St Annes-Blackpool border.

Full story in this week’s Express.