Consultation on the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone Masterplan

Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone (BAEZ) was designated in November 2015, and came into existence with effect from 1 April 2016 with a 25 year lifespan and aspirations to host 3,000 new jobs, secure in excess of £300m private sector investment with over 180 new businesses locating to the BAEZ.

The BAEZ is centred on the existing Squires Gate and Blackpool Business Park employment areas, and much of the operational infrastructure of Blackpool Airport is included.

The BAEZ covers an area of 144 Ha (much larger than many of the UKs other EZs) straddling the boundary between the Borough of Fylde (55% of the site area) and Blackpool (45% of the site area), much of the site sits within designated greenbelt and has multiple stakeholders with approaching 40 freehold and long leasehold property interests and over 200 occupiers.

The Masterplan seeks to achieve the vision of “Creating space for leadership in activity, business, thought and creation”. BAEZ will be one of the North West's Premier Business Locations offering connected, high quality business and industrial premises within an excellent setting.

Blackpool Council are seeking views on the masterplan from Thursday 9 November until Thursday 21 December 2017.


Drop-in Event

On Friday 1st December there will be a public consultation event for the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone Masterplan.

The event will take place at the newly completed Lancashire Energy HQ, a key early development within the Enterprise Zone. You can find plenty of details about the Lancashire Energy HQ including directions here.

The event will be open from 12.00 until 16.30 and will provide the chance to look at the various plans and proposals for the development of the Enterprise Zone. You will be able to speak to those involved in developing the Masterplan as well as those tasked with taking the development forward in the future.

You can give feedback at the event but you can also see the plans below and send any comments to, the consultation closes on Thursday 21st December.

Masterplan documents

Blackpool Airport EZ Master [PDF 5.31MB]

Masterplan 26 October 2017 [PDF 1.03MB]

Aerial CGI [PDF 823KB]

Blackpool Airport EZ Boundary [PDF 1.59MB]

Making a comment

If you wish to make comments you can do so in the following ways 

  • By email
  • By post to Planning Department, PO Box 17, Corporation Street, Blackpool FY1 1LZ
  • By phone 01253 476193