“No plans to tar parts of Lytham Green for the parking lot”
This is the categorical message from a senior Fylde town councilor following social media speculation that the precious meadows of Lytham’s waterfront jewel may be lost to accommodate more cars.
The firm insurance comes after a claim on social media that the consultation, which ends Sunday night, could result in more permanent parking lots on The Green, in addition to the current two, which are actually extensions of Bath Street and Dicconson Terrace.
The Green has been used in recent times, including last summer, for grass parking but which has been strictly reserved for special events, as designated by the council.
“The consultation is outright inviting input on all aspects of parking at Lytham to help us plan for the future,” said Councilor Roger Small, chair of the board’s operational management committee and deputy chief.
Your opinion on parking at Lytham
“It’s a completely open agenda, with opinions welcome from all concerned, but more tarmac on The Green is categorically not an option.
“Actually, we couldn’t do it if we wanted to, because it’s covered by an alliance, but there is certainly no will to do it anyway, and this consultation is not an attempt to” backdoor “to get there.”
Question eight of the survey asks if parking on The Green near Charlie’s Mast (across Queen Street) or across from Lowther Pavilion could be considered, but Small Council said if that were to be the case, parking would be on the grass and for special occasions only, as is currently the case, with a request for permission in each case.
Any expansion of spaces in the Bath Street parking lot, also mentioned as a possible option, would likely be done in its current settings, Coun Small added.
The consultation is available to contribute online until Sunday January 9 at midnight and can be found at www.fylde.gov.uk/consultation
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