Fylde Borough Council Development Control Committee met today (17th March 2010) to determine the Planning Application 08/1072 for 264 houses on the land to the North of Mowbreck Lane Wesham.
The application was unanimously refused planning consent.
The meeting commenced at 1pm at the Lowther Pavilion. Many worried Wesham residents took their places in the 'theatre' to listen to the planning process. Over 20 people, including representatives from CPRE (Campaign for the preservation of Rural England), Medlar with Wesham Town Council, WAG (Wesham Action group), NFU, and local residents, had registered to speak as 'objectors' prior to the Development Control Committee debating the application. All of the speakers urged the committee to refuse the application based on many issues. Wesham Town Council's objections can be viewed by clicking here.
At the conclusion of the objectors presentations the DC committee were left in no uncertainty that there were many reasons to refuse the application.
Wesham's Fylde Borough Ward Councillor, Linda Nulty, addressed the committee with sound planning reasons why the application should be refused. One by one the committee made their views known, resulting in a unanimous decision that the application would be refused, despite the planning officer recommending approval of the application.