Former Fleetwood seafront pitch and putt could be revived

Saturday, 29 June 2024 10:09

By Richard Hunt - Local Democracy Reporting Service

A council-owned former pitch and putt amenity on Fleetwood seafront looks set to be revived.

Wyre Council has published a notice revealing its plans to ‘dispose of the land by lease’ and says any objectors have until July 3 to submit their views.

In 2022, the council confirmed its plans to “partially scrap” the pitch and putt, on land off The Esplanade, and turn it into a new green space.

However, the council still intends to retain some mini golf activities on the site and accordingly, put out the public notice.

Wyre Council said this week: “We are advertising the land for a mini golf opportunity to interested providers, however as it is public open space, before we do this we need to advertise our intentions to dispose of it by way of a lease, hence the notice.”

Coun Mary Bellshaw, a Fleetwood member on Wyre Council, said: “I understand the land is being purchased by a company who will reopen the pitch and putt.

“This is welcome news, I would not accept any attempt to build properties on such an important site in Fleetwood.”

The council has stated previously that the focus on the site will be on “increased biodiversity” there.

Plans at that stage included scrapping the larger 18-hole pitch and putt and retaining the smaller nine-hole putt. The council has not expanded on its plans at this stage.

The public notice stated: “Notice is hereby given that Wyre Council intends to dispose by way of a lease of land at The Esplanade, Fleetwood, being the former pitch and putt golf courses, an area of public open space.

“The open space in question is shown edged red on a plan that may be inspected at the reception desk at the Civic Centre, Poulton-le-Fylde.

“Any person who objects to the proposed disposal of the above-mentioned parcel of land should notify Lisa Dodd of the said objection in writing to Wyre Council, Civic Centre, Breck Rid, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7PU or via email to mailroom@wyre.gov.uk by July 3, 2024.”

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