Friday, November 25, 2011

Mowbreck Lane New Planning Application

at 7.00pm Wesham Community Centre
Church Road Wesham

To Discuss the New Wesham Housing Application
(Land East of Fleetwood Road: Fylde Borough Council Application 11/0763)

A new planning application for 100 homes at Wesham has been submitted.

The latest proposal for housing on the land to the east of Fleetwood Rd is on one of the fields previously rejected by the High Court. The field is of the same tenanted working arable farmland as the previous rejected application. Concern has been expressed that the new application is intended as a first phase which if successful would be followed by a further application to fully reinstate the previous scheme for 264 homes. The site layout shows the same spine road terminating at the field boundary.

Over a period of nearly 3 years the previous scheme was comprehensively rejected by the Council's planning committee, the government inspector, the Secretary of State, and finally on September 1st 2010 by the High Court.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mowbreck Lane Planning Application APPEAL DISMISSED!

*** Final Judgement Full Report (click here) ***
A housing developer’s appeal against the government’s decision to reject controversial plans to build 264 homes in Wesham has been dismissed. In 2008, Metacre Ltd, owned by one of Lancashire’s richest men Trevor Hemmings, who also owns Preston North End FC, submitted plans to build 264 affordable homes to the north of Mowbreck Lane. In November that year, residents launched a campaign against the plans which would have resulted in the loss of green belt land. The plans were unanimously refused by Fylde Council last year but the developer then appealed the decision and a planning enquiry was launched. Secretary of State Eric Pickles quashed the appeal but Metacre took the case to the High Court. His Honour Judge Sycamore, sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court, has now dismissed Metacre’s challenge to the Secretary of State. The judgement said: “Although it was recognised that there is a housing need (Eric Pickles) was not persuaded that such need outweighed or justified development in the countryside.” It added: “The correct approach was adopted. “I dismiss this statutory challenge.” CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FINAL JUDGEMENT REPORT

Saturday, July 23, 2011


There are proposals for the closure of the front counter service, used by the public, at Kirkham police station.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011



Vacancies exists for two Councillors
on Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council.

Anyone interested in being co-opted to fill the vacancies should apply in writing, together with a short CV, to: -

The Town Clerk
Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council
Wesham Community Centre
Church Road

The closing date for applications is extended to
Friday, 15th July 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011


The results of the Fylde Borough Elections are as follows:

651 NULTY Linda Jane Independent.
591 CLAYTON Alan David Independent.
311 HOWARTH Martin Conservative.
209 JONES Stuart Robert Andrew Conservative.
97 BALL Peter Rodney Integrity UK

Councillors Linda Nulty and Alan Clayton have been appointed to fill the 2 seats for the next 4 years.

For information of the results for all other wards in the Borough click here

Monday, April 11, 2011

Election of Town and Borough Councillors for Medlar-with-Wesham

The Candidates for the Town and Borough Councils have now been published.

THE TOWN COUNCIL has 9 seats available with 7 nominations (click here) being accepted. The 7 candidates will be elected unopposed with no voting being required.

THE BOROUGH COUNCIL has 2 seats available with 5 nominations that can be seen clicking here.

The election will be held on May 5th 2011.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GET READY TO VOTE but Don't Lose Your Vote !

A Message from Fylde Borough concerning the forthcoming Borough and Parish Elections Click Here............ Also, see who the candidates are for Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council and Fylde Borough Council. There are 2 seats for Medlar-with- Wesham Ward at the Borough ,and 9 seats at the Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council. Voting will be on Thursday 5th May at Wesham Community Centre.

Friday, March 25, 2011


After months of hard work by those opposed (it seems the whole of Wesham !) to the planning application by Metacre Ltd for the development of the land to the north of Mowbreck Lane for 264 houses,the Secretary of State has finally announced that the appeal has been REFUSED.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has notified the developer and interested parties, that the Secretary of State has considered the report from the Inspector, following the inquiry held between 14th and 22nd September 2010, that the original decision of refusal made by Fylde Borough Council would stand.

The developers still have the right to challenge the decision by making application within 6 weeks to the High Court.

Congratulations are in order to:-
  • Cllr Linda Nulty who delivered the original refusal proposition at Fylde Borough Council and at the inquiry
  • Medlar-with-Wesham Town Council for their original submission to FBC and at the inquiry
  • Wesham Action Group for their original submission to Fylde Borough Council and the detailed submission of their case at the inquiry
  • Many residents either through WAG or individually who made representations at the inquiry

    Thank you to all concerned for this excellent result

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Fylde Borough Council are currently arranging for events to discover what are the BIG planning issues that concern you? Are you concerned? Are you happy about the local difficulty accessing with your housing environment? Local services? and Employment? What sort of place would you like Fylde to be in 20 years time? Have your say at one of Fylde Borough Council's community engagement events between * 7th – 17th February 2011.

~~~~ Tuesday MARCH 1st 3pm-7pm ~~~~
(This is an additional event not shown on the original posters issued by FBC)

Further details and the dates/locations can be found (click here) here

The following Documents are available for downloading on this link (click here)

- Issues: Borough Wide, St Annes, Lytham, Kirkham/Wesham,
~Freckleton/Warton, Rural Area
- Draft Spatial Objectives
- A Draft Spatial Vision for Fylde to 2026 and beyond
- Community Engagement Summary Leaflet
- Plan for Fylde - Plan for Future Comments Form

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wesham Senior Citizens Annual Party

The Senior Citizens Annual Party Committee invite you to the 2011 Party. If you are 60+ years of age you are invited to the free party to be held on Tuesday January 18th at Wesham Community Centre, Church Road Wesham at 6pm.



For further information contact Cllr Linda Nulty 683929 or Cllr Alan Clayton 683712