Housing meet date for village

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Residents are being invited to a special public meeting in response to planning applications which could see a Fylde village almost double in size.

After worries were expressed about the random nature of housing applications for Warton, residents have called a special parish meeting on Wednesday, July 2 at Warton Village Hall.

The meeting, organised by the village’s neighbourhood plan steering group, will show residents the current state of planning applications and how Fylde Council is dealing with them.

Vice-chairman of the group, Jessica Ashworth, said: “It is time Fylde Council started listening to residents.

“Bryning with Warton carried out a parish poll last 
August with a resounding result against the amount of land allocated for development in Warton, which seems to have been ignored. The village of Warton is already becoming over-developed in an ad hoc manner with no community benefits or infrastructure improvements.

“The continued support and involvement of Bryning with Warton residents is critical to the progression of the neighbourhood plan and influencing Fylde Council’s future decisions impacting Warton.”

The draft Local Plan – Fylde Council’s blueprint for the borough – recommends 1,160 homes be built in the village by 2030, a number residents say is too high already.

Plans to build close to 400 homes between Freckleton and Warton have been submitted to Fylde Council.

The application, by Warton East Developments Ltd, is for land to the north of the Freckleton bypass.

The meeting on July 2 starts at 7pm.