The Core Strategy is the key planning document for Blackpool. It sets out where new development including housing and employment, retail and leisure should be located to meet Blackpool’s future needs to 2027. It identifies areas which will be regenerated, protected or enhanced and sets out key development principles such as design and affordable housing. The Core Strategy will be used to determine planning applications and priorities for the town over the next 15 years.
There are a number of stages in developing the Core Strategy which provide an opportunity for the community and other stakeholders to be involved in choosing the right planning policies for Blackpool.
|We have made major changes to the Core Strategy since the previous consultations in 2010. These changes include:|
- A reduced housing allocation for the 15 year plan period
- Proposing a neighbourhood planning approach for the remaining lands at Marton Moss which will provide the community with the opportunity to directly determine the future for their area.
We are now going out to consultation on the Revised Preferred Option
. We want to hear the views of Blackpool’s residents, businesses, organisations and other people with interests in the town, so together we can shape Blackpool’s future development. The period for making comments on the document is: Thursday 7th June 2012 to Friday 20th July 2012 at 5pm
How to Comment
You can choose to make comments on the Revised Preferred Option by:
- Using the Council’s online consultation version of the document using this link
- Downloading and completing a copy of the “Comments Form” from this link
- Obtaining a Comments Form from the following locations during normal opening hours:
- Customer First Centre, Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street
- All libraries across the Borough
The Revised Preferred Option Document and Sustainability Appraisal are also available to view at these locations.
|Marton Moss |
We are holding a public exhibition on Thursday 5th July 2012 - 2pm-8pm at South Shore Lawn Tennis Club , Midgeland Road.
This will provide Marton Moss residents, businesses and other interested parties the opportunity to find out more information about the revised proposals for the area.
What Happens Next
Following consideration of all comments on the Revised Preferred Option, the Council will publish its Core Strategy Document which, after final consultation will be submitted to the Secretary of State. An independently appointed Inspector will then examine the Core Strategy and we anticipate this to take place in 2013.
DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE – TO VIEW ON LINE Revised Preferred Option
and supporting documents:
Previous Core Strategy Consultation Documents:
The Need for New Homes to 2027
(Consultation Nov/Dec 2010)
(Consultation Summer 2010)
and supporting documents:
Issues and Options
(Consultation Summer 2008)
The Blackpool Core Strategy is also informed by a comprehensive “Evidence Base”
comprising a number of detailed assessments of housing, employment, environment and other aspects of the current health and character of the Fylde Coast Sub-Region, along with more specific studies focused on Blackpool itself.
Details of the various reports completed to date are available to view using this link