Consultation Has Commenced On Proposed £12.1m Upgrade Of St. Anne’s Coast Defences

A planning application has been submitted by Fylde Borough Council for the proposed £12.1m scheme to upgrade coastal defences at St Anne’s – and the consultation period has commenced. This scheme centres upon the Promenade Sea Wall defence from Denford Road to St. Anne’s Pier, South Promenade, Lytham St Anne’s.

The funding for the replacement of the existing 660m-long sea wall around The Island site has already been approved by the Environment Agency. The primary objective of the scheme is to reduce the risk of coastal erosion and flooding to more than 500 properties and businesses over the next 100 years.

If the application lodged by Fylde Council to its own planning department is successful, it is anticipated that demolition and construction work can start later this year. The target is for the work to be completed by 2025. Jacobs UK has been appointed to carry out the detailed design of the scheme with the contractor Volker Stevin assisting them.

The main proposal sees:

  • Demolition of existing Sea Wall, revetment and miniature railway shed
  • Replacement with new coastal protection scheme consisting of a stepped revetment, including public realm improvements to the Promenade
  • Construction of temporary compound areas at Fairhaven Road Car Park/ the Island Car Park temporary infill of lake to for use as temporary car park/ temporary relocation of beach huts/ temporary compound area, temporary storage containers and tunnel for miniature railway, the siting of 45 beach huts, and replacement rail tunnel and engine shed.

To comment, email quoting the 23/0082 reference in the subject by May 12.

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