The consultation process on the proposal for the sea defence works in St Annes has proven to be a huge success with excellent feedback from project partners and the public. Following the overwhelming response, the latest proposal now includes all of the much-loved amenities that the public wish to keep. Although there will be some disruption during the construction process, the proposal ensures the retention of the Miniature Golf, the Miniature Railway, and the Beach Huts remaining in their current location.

The proposal is to be presented at the Operational Management Committee Meeting on 14th July 2021. If approved, it will then be submitted to the Environment Agency on 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 Annes.”

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.

You can view the Consultation Report, together with the drawings and images of the latest proposal, on our website here:

Notice boards positioned along St Annes promenade will also display this information.


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