Fears over 90 homes near Morecambe Football Club

The Globe Arena.
The Globe Arena.
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A new housing development near Morecambe Football Club has been recommended for approval by planners despite objections from the MP and a local pub.

The Chorley Community Housing scheme of 90 homes, a mixture of houses, bungalows and apartments, looks set to be built on land close to the Globe Arena.

But Marstons Inns and Taverns, who operate The Hurley Flyer pub close by, have objected saying the scheme could “place unreasonable restrictions on their operations which would affect the viability of their business”.

David Morris MP also wrote to the council on behalf of residents saying there might be a risk of flooding in the Westgate area if the site is built, and claiming there is a lack of school places at Westgate Primary to cope with extra children moving in to the new scheme.

Lancaster City Council received five other letters of complaint, citing fears over an increase in traffic in the Westgate area, its close proximity to the football club and a possible increase in anti-social behaviour.

Environmental Health have also objected due to “inadequate noise assessment” but are looking at further information provided by the developers.

A council report said: “The proposal presents an opportunity to redevelop a vacant and untidy site in a highly sustainable location which is currently allocated as a housing opportunity site. The proposal will contribute to the district’s undersupply of housing.”

City councillors will meet to make a final decision on March 8 at Lancaster Town Hall.