Following the amendment of Section 257 by the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, an order may be made in anticipation of planning permission.  However, an order made in advance of planning permission cannot be confirmed by either the authority or the Secretary of State until that permission has been granted. Although footpath matters are usually dealt…

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The larger planning applications, and those which are locally contentious, are often determined by the Planning Committee. This meets roughly once every 4 weeks and has 12 members from across the borough. Its meetings begin at 10am on a Wednesday and are held in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall. The meeting dates and…

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From April 2019 the council will be changing the way it delivers pre-application advice. From that date the advice will be offered on a charged-for basis to agents, developers and members of the public, whilst still offering free general advice over the telephone. Delivering a quality pre-application advice service is a key element of the…

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All access onto a public highway from a residential or commercial driveway should be via a 'dropped kerb' (sometimes referred to as dropped crossings or vehicular crossings/access). You are strongly advised not to commence work on providing a driveway or hardstanding on your property until you have considered the following requirements:

Do I need a dropped…

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You have a right to appeal to the Secretary of State against a number of planning decisions made by Fylde Borough Council or any local authority. They include: 1.  Refusal of planning permission 2.  Imposition of condition(s) 3.  Failure to determine an application within 8 weeks 4.  The service of an enforcement notice 5.  Refusal to permit removal or works affecting…

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The council has established procedures that must be followed in the event of an unauthorised encampment. It is important to note that the process is only applicable to unauthorised encampments on council owned land. The process has been based on best practice and the requirement to follow due legal process taking into consideration the requirements…

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Trees in conservation areas are protected, it being an offence to fell, lop or top trees in a conservation area without giving the Local Authority six weeks notice, unless the tree is dangerous and requires immediate action. Many trees in the Borough either singly, in a group or woodland are subject to Tree Preservation Orders. Tree…

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