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Notice of confirmation of Article 4 Direction - Borough wide

Blackpool Borough Council

Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, as amended

Notice pursuant to Schedule 3, paragraph 1 of confirmation of an Article 4 Direction – Borough Wide

Notice is hereby given that Blackpool Borough Council (“the Council”), being the appropriate local planning authority, that it has confirmed an Article 4(1) Direction on Wednesday 23 February 2022 under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, as amended (“the Order”).  The Order was made on 1 October 2021.  The Direction applies whole of the Borough of Blackpool as shown edged black (for identification purposes only) on the Plan below and as detailed in the Second Schedule of the Direction 

The Direction relates to development in the First Schedule, which is attached to the Direction, and removes permitted development rights for these types of development from the date when the Direction comes into force.  Planning Permission will therefore be required for development comprised within the First Schedule once the Direction is in force. 

A copy of the confrmed Direction, including the plan defining the area covered to which it relates, can be viewed on the Council’s website under and at the Council’s Customer First, Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool between the hours of 9.30am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. A copy is also available to be viewed until 27 April 2022 during its opening hours at the following locations:

  • Blackpool Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX.
  • Bickerstaff Reception  1 Bickerstaffe Square, Talbot Road ,Blackpool  FY1 3AH . 

The Direction will come into force on 3 October 2022. 


Mark Towers, Director of Governance and Partnerships, PO Box 1066. Blackpool FY1 1GB 

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