Residents battle yet another application in Warton

Mike Wright, from WRAPP
Mike Wright, from WRAPP
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Campaigners have labelled plans for a 375-home development in a village as “depressing”.

The plan is the latest in a line of proposals in Warton which could see more than 1,400 homes built in the village.



Mike Wright, from Warton Residents Against Poor Planning (WRAPP), has called on residents to make their feelings known to Fylde Council.

Mr Wright said: “It’s just adding to the number of houses already targeted at Warton.

“It’s just further depressing news.

“The disappointing thing is Fylde Council know the concerns but there’s absolutely no communication from them.

“Things just seem to be happening, we’re being impacted and no-one appears to care.

“That’s how it comes across.

“People are angry so they send angry letters into Fylde Council and they don’t 
respond to that sort of thing.”

The plan would see homes built at land to the north of the Freckleton bypass.

Residents were due to attend a special public meeting on Wednesday (yesterday) in response to plans.

Coun Trevor Fiddler, Fylde Council’s portfolio holder for planning and development, said: “I feel sorry for the residents of Warton.

“The planning authority is trying to do this in a coordinated way but the Government allow developers to submit these plans.

“We’re between a rock and a hard place.”