residents, Lancashire Citizens, tourists, dog walkers, horse riders, kite flyers,
Police, movie makers, normal people like you and us.
Why is the Car Park important?
This is the only Car Park in this area and
the council intend to start enforcing parking restrictions along
Clifton Drive North.
Park is adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest which is full of interesting wild plants and
Park provides controlled access to the beach through the Sand Dunes
System which means that the Sand Dunes are preserved and do not collapse into heaps of lose sand which then blow
across the main road.
Park is part of the flood defence system. This means that when the
sea and winds are high the Car Park helps prevent neighbouring
houses and main roads from being submerged under 1m of sea water.
Park plays a key role in the Dunes Management Plan developed in conjunction with key stakeholders
including Fylde BC, Blackpool BC, Lancashire CC, English
Nature, Defra, Environmental Agency and RSPB. The plan was
adopted by Fylde BC in May 2005 and a copy
of the plan is available on request from Fylde Borough Council - call them
and ask for a copy.
The Fylde Borough Council have plans to close
two other Car Parks in the Town Centre with the loss of 105 car park
spaces at the Town Hall site and at the Councill Office
Fylde Borough Council
The Council have submitted a planning
application to close the car park and build flats
Fylde Council wish to demolish the existing
St Annes Town Hall,
build a new Civic Suite and flats on the existing Town Hall site.
So why close the car park?
The executive committee have stated that
the car park is underused and by selling the car park for
development they will have the required finances to build the
new Civic Suite.
We thought this plan had
NO - The Environmental Agency have requested a
flood risk assessment so the Fylde Borough Council have removed the
plannign application from the package which iuncludes the
demolishment of the Town Hall but in a question to the full council
on 10 October Council Leader John Coombes said that development
was still planned once planning permission were