Strategic site 5: Mill Farm development, AFC Fylde
Mill Farm development, AFC Fylde
Location: Wesham, less than a mile from Junction 3 of the M55.
Key Stakeholder: AFC Fylde
Summary: Located just a short drive from the M55, Mill Farm will become the new home of AFC Fylde once construction is complete. The focal point will be a 6,000 capacity stadium, including a 2,000 seat main stand that will also hold a supporters' bar, restaurant, nursery, executive boxes, offices and a function room. As well as the stadium, the site will also play host to a new Aldi supermarket, a distribution centre for agricultural and equestrian wholesaler Trilanco, a new hotel, a pub/restaurant, a food outlet and a petrol filling station.
Opportunities: Primary opportunities related to the development of Mill Farm will mainly fall off-site for investors and developers, looking to benefit from increased footfall and traffic to the area. A number of other key local employers, including Fox's Biscuits and Kepak, are located close to Mill Farm, and development sites and existing units are both in the vicinity. Road traffic access to the area is a clear positive, allowing for ease of access to the M55 and, therefore, the M6.