Plan is ‘no given’

Fylde Coun Trevor Fiddler
Fylde Coun Trevor Fiddler
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Developers hoping to build in Fylde have been warned the emerging Local Plan is not a green light for development.

Fylde Council’s cabinet member for planning and development, Coun Trevor Fiddler, said the Local Plan, which proposes specific areas in the borough for housing, employment or mixed use up until 2030, is not set in stone.

He added: “I must make it clear: developers must not see the Preferred Option document – a stage in developing our next Local Plan – as a green light for their application to be approved.

“We have told landowners and potential developers that a number of the options will be reviewed as a result of some great feedback during the consultation process.

“My advice to developers is to wait for the emergence of the final Local Plan. Only then can there be any weight given to this when considering an application.”

Officers and elected members will be considering the results of the consultation and reviewing a number of the options prior to a revised draft being produced for further consultation as part of the required process.

The final plan is expected later next year.