Project overview

Client: Mill Farm Ventures
Location:   Wesham
Sector: Sports Stadia, Industrial and Commercial
Project status:  In progress

PWA Planning was a key player in the submission of a major mixed-use sports and commercial development proposal in the Fylde coast.
Acting on behalf of landowners and promoters Mill Farm Ventures, PWA prepared, lodged and led the planning process in connection with a hybrid planning application for the 12 hectare site.


What we did


The scheme proposes a new stadium for AFC Fylde, a community sports facility, together with a major employment development, Aldi neighbourhood store and other complementary uses, including hotel, petrol filling station, public house and restaurant.

Working closely with officers of the council, as well as the key partners in the scheme, PWA was able to move from the pre-application stage to the full application proposals within a matter of months. A complex major scheme, the application was supported by a plethora of technical information; all of which was co-ordinated by PWA Planning.

Following months of detailed negotiations, planning permission was granted for the development in spring 2014. Since that time PWA has continued to work closely with the client and design team to negotiate amendments to the scheme and discharge of planning conditions, as well as diversion of rights of way and other associated planning matters.

PWA will be continuing to work closely with officers of Fylde Council and the client to see the delivery of this development during 2016 and beyond.