Stalmine-with-Staynall Parish Council news
An application to build dozens of houses off Carr End Lane in Stalmine has again been opposed by parish councillors.
The outline plan for 65 homes, which has been resubmitted with a new road layout, failed to find favour on several fronts.
These included undue incursion into the countryside, the land not being part of the new Wyre local plan, highway and flooding issues, the unsuitability of drainage systems, the density of development in the village and the environmental impact.
The application will now go before Wyre's planning committee, which does have the right to overrule the parish councillors' objections.
Plans are taking shape in the village for the switch-on of the Christmas lights at St James' Church on December 3. The parish council will once again provide a tree and any necessary replacement lights, while a donation to a band has been approved in principle.
The parish council is making financial arrangements in the 2019/20 budget for work on trees in Stalmine Wood after a study found that a tree surgeon is required to ensure the ongoing safety of some of the trees. Money is also being put aside to make the wood more accessible and environmentally friendly.
Date and time of next meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 7pm.