A MAJOR development has happened at Mill Farm this week with work beginning on the main entrance to the complex.

Fencing that has been in place around the perimeter of the site on the main Fleetwood Road has been broken through, as part of the Section 278 Agreement.

A Section 278 Agreement (Highways Act 1980) allows developers to enter into a legal agreement with the Council to make alterations or improvements to the public highway. Examples of work covered by this type of agreement include new access into a development site i.e. a roundabout, signalised junction, right turn lane or a simple priority junction. A Section 278 Agreement may also be required for works such as a new signalised pedestrian crossing or improvements to existing junctions close to the development site.


JUNCTION: The new entrance directly off the roundabout.

The works which are adjacent to the main Wesham roundabout will take place over the next fortnight to enable the main Mill Farm entrance to be created. The current site entrance will then be shut off for access. After the entrance road is opened, work will continue on the creation of the main footpath which will run through the complex. 

Proposed Mill Farm Entrance

WELCOME: An artist’s impression of the entrance to Mill Farm.


Elsewhere on Mill Farm, the contractors have continued to dig and pour more foundations on what will eventually become the main Conference and Banqueting Centre.


DIG: The machinery gets to the required level.



ACCESS: Ladders are in place for the workforce.