NORTHERN TRUST RECEIVES PLANNING CONSENT FOR PHASE 2 FORMER BLACKPOOL PONTINS SITE
29th July 2011
Northern Trust is pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for their Phase 2 plans at the former Blackpool Pontins site.
The planning application for Phase 2 was submitted following the successful application for 275 family houses on the initial 22 acres last May. The Phase 2 plans on the southern part of the site are for 73 homes.
The proposals which have been the subject of extensive discussions with the local planning authority, local councillors and local community will regenerate the former derelict holiday camp, and substantially enhance the quality and attractiveness of the area.
A spokesperson on behalf of Northern Trust commented “This long awaited decision provides much needed certainty and will make a valuable contribution to the acknowledged housing deficit in Fylde.”
The illustrative scheme includes a wide range of properties and will include a significant proportion of affordable homes.
Northern Trust’s spokesperson continued “It is hoped that, subject to confirmation from The Secretary of State and completion of a Section 106 agreement, that work will commence on this important gateway site within the next 12 months. We look forward to working closely with Fylde Borough Council and our development partners to ensure a viable high quality scheme is delivered as soon as possible.”
Northern Trust will now look to commence a disposal strategy for the site and enter into negotiations with prospective house builders.
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Notes to Editors: Press Enquiries to Rosalyn Booth/Jonathan Livesey, Northern Trust, 01257 238555.