Masterplan to guide future coast plans

Coun Kiran Mulholland
Coun Kiran Mulholland

A blueprint which could help structure the development of the Fylde coastline for the next 10 years is set to be unveiled.

Fylde Council’s community focus scrutiny committee is to meet today at the Town Hall to discuss implementing the programme, which identifies six zones for improvement.

South Fylde

South Fylde

The Fylde Coastal Masterplan will look at Starr Hills dunes and beaches, St Annes, Fairhaven Dunes ecological park, Fairhaven Lake, Gardens and Granny’s bay, Lytham’s heritage coast and Warton, Freckleton and Clifton coastal way.

Some schemes have already started, but others include the repair of sea defences, the maintenance of historic sites and the preservation of areas of natural beauty.

Coun Kiran Mulholland, chairman of the scrutiny committee said: “The idea is to cover all the various aspects and to pull everything together.

“It’s really to have a plan for the whole area and all aspects of our coastline.

“It’s a sort of holistic approach to cover all parts of it. The whole point is to make sure there are no shocks further down the line and it encompasses all areas.

“Maybe it’s a desperate wish to keep everybody happy, but we hope this project will help guide the coastal vision.”

Once a plan has been drafted, it is expected to go to public consultation later in the year.

The scrutiny committee outlining the proposals is from 6.15pm.