**ANNOUNCEMENT** ST. ANNE’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY 7th JUNE 2016 from 10.00 am ST ANNES PALACE, 18 GARDEN STREET, ST. ANNES’S, LANCASHIRE FY8 2AA WHY ARE WE HAVING A HEARING? This has occurred for various reasons. The independent examiner who has been appointed to consider the Neighbourhood Plan, Mr John Slater BA(Hons) DMS MRTPI, has made the decision to hold a public hearing. There are various reasons for this decision, including the size of the town (27,000 residents approximately), recent legal challenges and the lack of a recent Fylde Local Plan THE PROCESS The hearing will be held on 7th June 2016 at St. Anne’s Palace, with responses from supporters, objectors and representatives from both Fylde Council and St. Anne’s Town Council. The Town Council is there to answer specific queries raised by the examiner on St. Anne’s Neighbourhood Plan. Fylde Council will attend to respond to questions regarding housing allocations, Blackpool Airport and other strategic housing matters. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?Aerial Photo of St Annes After the hearing the examiner will advise as to if Neighbourhood Plan policies are supported and if any amendments need to be made to our Plan and associated documents. REFERENDUM After this Fylde Borough Council must arrange for the referendum to take place. If more than 50% of those voting in the referendum vote ‘yes’, then the plan will become a legal entity. SUMMARY The process for making a Neighbourhood Plan is slow, frustrating and requires a great amount of work. Whist the process to make our Neighbourhood Plan part of the formal planning process has been delayed, the Town Council is as determined as ever to complete the process. Yes, we are disappointed, however are committed on delivering our Neighbourhood Plan in 2016. Again, we would like to thank everyone who has been involved and supported our ambition for ‘a garden town by the sea’. We could not have this far without your views, passion, enthusiasm, time and commitment. CONTACT DETAILS For further information on the public hearing, the outcome and other information about the Neighbourhood Plan, please visit our website at: OR Contact us at St Annes on the Sea Town Council West Lodge, 5 St George’s Road St Annes on the Sea FY8 2AE Email us on