Flats plan gets go-ahead

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BUILDING work is likely to resume soon on a controversial, partially complete, block of flats which have been left unfinished for four years.

Developer Hurstwood stopped work on the flats at Knott End seafront in 2008, leaving the site, which has since been described by villagers and councillors as an ‘eyesore’.

Now though it is to restart but will be built as a 40 flat block instead of the originally intended 34.

Wyre planning committee voted in favour of the amended plans this afternoon.

Coun Paul Moon, for Preesall, an opponent of the original plans continued to voice his concerns.

He described the current state of the building as “horrendous” and said the completed building would be even more overbearing than the original design.

Mr Trevor Ashworth speaking on behalf of Hurstwood told the committee it was hoped to start work as soon as possible.

Full story in next week’s Courier March 14.