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Blackpool brownfield register

Blackpool brownfield register

Blackpool is England’s largest and most popular seaside resort attracting more than 10 million visitors a year and it is also the main shopping, cultural and service centre for the Fylde coast. However, changes in the tourism sector have left it with a legacy of housing challenges and a number of brownfield development sites.

The redevelopment of these sites has a critical role to play in regenerating the resort and widening its housing offer and it is essential that all new housing developments make a positive contribution towards Blackpool’s overall housing stock, by providing a sustainable mix of quality homes.

Blackpool offers a wide variety of opportunities for house builders who wish to build quality homes on both small and large brownfield sites in Blackpool. 

The government have recently introduced a legal requirement for councils to prepare, maintain and publish a register of brownfield land that is considered appropriate for residential development.

Brownfield land registers are in two parts:

  • Part 1 is a list of brownfield sites that are considered appropriate for residential development;
  • Part 2 consists of sites which have been taken forward from Part 1 of the register and granted permission in principle.

Blackpool’s brownfield register can be viewed in two ways:

1)      It can be viewed on an interactive map

2)      It can also be viewed here Brownfield Register 2023 [CSV 39KB] This is provided in a standard format that has been specified nationally.

There are currently no Part 2 sites in the Blackpool brownfield register. None of the sites listed have permission in principle.

Sites have been identified from the current Blackpool strategic housing land availability assessment, existing and pending planning permissions and through the call for sites process.

The Blackpool brownfield register will be reviewed and updated annually.


Planning strategy team

Telephone 01253 476239

Useful contacts

You may also find the following contacts useful:

United Utilities Developer Services team

Environment Agency local environmental information, including flood mapping