Thursday, January 22, 2009


Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council hosted a further Public Meeting on Wednesday 21st January at Wesham Community Centre.
An independent observers viewpoint can be read by clicking here.
Wesham Mayor Cllr Michael Devaney welcomed over 150 residents to a packed hall to air their views. The Mayor introduced the Town Council and invited Wesham Cllr, Linda Nulty, also a FBC Development Control Committee member, to update the meeting. Cllr Nulty explained the current policies and procedures that would be examined by the DC committee when the final decision is taken by Fylde Borough Council. Cllr Alan Clayton outlined the steps that the Town Council had taken since being aware of the planning application submitted by Metacre Ltd. At two recent previous meetings, one arranged by the Town Council and one by Metacre Ltd, the message from residents has been a resounding “NO SUPPORT” for the development.The public were then invited to make their feelings known. Concern was expressed about many issues including; the category of land, currently grade 1-2 agricultural; drainage; the impact on the biological heritage site; safe access and egress to the site etc. There was no support expressed by any person.
A resident stated “a lot of very useful and important points were raised. One was to stress the importance of actually writing to the FBC Development Control Committee”. A full list of address details can also be viewed on the Town Council Notice Board (at the old fire station) and on the Community Centre Notice Board.
It was stressed the content of these correspondences should be strictly factual based on the current planning policies as outlined by Cllr Nulty . Emotive pleas are often disregarded if there are no actual policy related points included.
The meeting concluded by inviting ‘volunteers’ to form a separate group to investigate in more depth the support that may be given from bodies such as The National Trust; Environmental Services; Wildlife Trusts and bird Clubs etc. Some 24 people came forward!
The Town Council will, at the meeting to be held on Tuesday 27th January, be discussing their submission to Fylde Borough Council Development Control Committee, and also following up the formation of an additional group from the volunteers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Christ Church Wesham welcome everyone to the BINGO evenings every WEDNESDAY in the school hall. Eyes down at 8pm.
Tea and biscuits served halfway together with a raffle.

For further information contact Gwyneth Roberts on 01772 685512


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Planning Application Mowbreck Lane further Public Meeting

After the recent exhibition given by Metacre Ltd of the proposed housing development on the land to the north of Mowbreck Lane, Cllr Linda Nulty has arranged with Medlar with Wesham Town Council for a further Public Meeting, to ensure that the Public are made aware of current planning policies and procedures. Leaflets will soon be being distributed throughout the Town, the contents of which are replicated below.

The Planning Application has now been submitted to Fylde Borough Council and can be viewed by clicking here.

Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council

You are invited to attend a follow up Public Meeting and Consultation event concerning the proposed development on the land north of Mowbreck Lane.


Since the Town Council were made aware of the proposal, a public meeting was organised and held on November 27th 2008. On January 9th, 2009 an exhibition was organised by Metacre Ltd.

The purpose of this next Public Meeting will be to hear your reactions to the plans now that more information is available, to then consider the next steps and start to formulate responses to the Fylde Borough Council Development Control Committee.

The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss the planning procedures and the way that residents can ensure that their views are directed to the decision makers at Fylde Borough Council.


Friday, January 9, 2009

Medlar-with-Wesham Over 60's Party 2009

The Annual Christmas Party for Medlar-with- Wesham Senior Citizens will be held on TUESDAY JANUARY 20th at Wesham Community Centre commencing at 6pm.

The Chairman, Cllr Mrs Linda Nulty, and the committee wish to invite any Medlar with Wesham resident aged 60 years and over to attend. You will be very welcome. For further information contact 683929 or 683712

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Housing Proposals Mowbreck Lane

Following on from previous postings concerning the potential revised planning application by Metacre Ltd, representatives are holding a presentation event at Wesham Community Centre on Friday 9th January between 4pm and 7pm.

The Town Council via any Wesham Councillor would be pleased to hear your views either before or after Friday's presentation. Contact details can be found at or by leaving a comment here.