It Looks Like Curtains for Fleetwood Pier

11 10 2008

It would seem that Fleetwood may be pierless for ever more if I am to understand correctly a recent communication from Wyre Borough’s Director of Planning this week.

The owners of the former pier have had talks with Borough planners to re-develop the land where the stricken pier once stood. The talks were based upon a land only development which was not to protrude seaward over the beach. Formal planning applications have not been submitted at this stage and the owners are keen to seek advice from elected members in due course.

We are all looking forward to see the proposals however I fear that if housing is on the agenda there will be a public outcry as most will see it as salt in the wounds after loosing the landmark to fire.

I will of course keep you informed of the latest developments.

Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions as to what could be done to;

  • Bring to Fleetwood a worthy replacement for its pier
  • Give both residents and developers pride in achieving a compromise
  • Provide ongoing viable construction in this area
  • Create a new millennium attraction
  • Give residents and visitors an attraction to herald the beginning of new times for Fleetwood
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17 11 2008
David Pennington

I walked past the site of the Pier for the first time this weekend. It’s sad that it has gone, and as a kid, my mum often treat me to a couple of bingo ‘wins’ on Christmas Eve. They always had a good selection of gifts for all ages. Anyway, what we have gained is a great unobstructed view! Lets enhance this view with a seating area and flower beds, and perhaps a panoramic illustation and information board. I know of a good artsit?

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