Plans approved for £22m new homes scheme in Blackpool
A planning application for the first phase of a £22m redevelopment of the Queens Park high rise estate in Blackpool has been given the go-ahead.
Blackpool Council's planning committee approved the plans, which will see developer Charles Court bulldoze Ashworth Court in Layton in order to develop 92 new homes, as part of the first phase of the scheme, which will get underway later this year.
Further new homes are expected to be built during the second phase of the development, which will see the remaining three high rises - Churchill Court, Walter Robinson Court and Elizabeth Court - all demolished. Planners have backed the initial proposals, but will not make a formal decision until a later date.
A report to the planning committee said: "While comprehensively redeveloping Queens Park will not help to increase Blackpool's housing supply, providing a better choice of quality homes within an attractive residential environment will help towards re-balancing the housing market, regenerating a neighbourhood and supporting more sustainable communities."