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