Council challenge in leaflet furore
Fylde Council is challenging claims made in a leaflet circulated this week in Wrea Green.
The glossy leaflet was distributed to homes on Thursday and outlines what the authors claim to be possible alternative uses for Greenlands Farm. A planning application to convert the fields at Greenlands Farm into a sports village was refused by Fylde Council’s Development Control Management Committee in April.
The leaflet says that the site could be used for:
A traveller site;
A shale-gas drilling site;
An industrial estate;
A site for 200 social houses.
Mr Allan Oldfield, Fylde Council Chief Executive, said: “I can categorically reassure residents that the Council has not provided any advice, confirmation or support for any of the information he published in the leaflet.
“There has been no advice from any planning officer at Fylde and the council completely dissociates itself from the contents of the leaflet.
“The leaflet has no validity or credibility as far as the council is concerned. None of the options outlined in the leaflet have any substance and have not been discussed with Fylde planners.
“This leaflet has caused undue distress to residents and it is unfortunate that the publishers have chosen to peddle this message to the local community. Hopefully, residents can be reassured knowing that the claims have no support from the Council.”
Notes to editors: For more information about this press release, please call Neil Graham, communications officer, on 01253 658499.