Fylde Council has announced that the latest proposal for the sea defence works in St Anne’s ensures the retention of the much loved Miniature Golf, the Miniature Railway and the Beach Huts. These valued attractions will now remain in their current location, although there will be some disruption during the construction process. The consultation on this initiative gained over 2,000 responses, and has proven to be a huge success with excellent feedback from not only project partners but also the public. Following the overwhelming response, the latest proposal now includes all of the much-loved amenities that the public wish to keep.
This proposal will be presented at the Operational Management Committee Meeting on Wednesday 14th July 2021. If approved, it will then be submitted to the Environment Agency the following Wednesday 21st July 2021 for a decision in September 2021. Should it gain Environment Agency approval, then work could commence as soon as January 2023 and be completed by August 2024.
Councillor Roger Small, Chairman of the Operational Management Committee, said, ‘This is an exciting time with the opportunity to protect our assets for the next 100 years, as well as securing £12m of investment in St Anne’s. We have received over 2,000 responses to the consultation with some great feedback and constructive ideas. Due to the high number of responses, we are unable to answer each query. However, there will be a public exhibition for the project before work commences which will provide more information on the project.’
Consultation Report, together with the drawings and images of the latest proposal, many be viewed here on: https://new.fylde.gov.uk/st-annes-sea-wall-project-consultation/
Notice boards positioned along St Anne’s Promenade will also display this information.