£20m, 130-home development set for Blackpool

Blackpool Council has approved plans for the build of 131 new homes on 3.86 hectares of vacant land.

The £20m project will include 96 affordable houses, five bungalows and 30 sheltered apartments. Thirty eco-friendly homes and a new cycle path, partially funded by the European Regional Development Funds, are also proposed for the site.

The plans for Grange Park Residential Development have been created by the town planning and architectural teams at Preston-based Cassidy + Ashton and the scheme will be developed by Blackpool Council, which owns the land, and managed by Blackpool Coastal Housing.

Claire Parker, chartered town planner at Cassidy + Ashton, said: "Our proposals will bring a mix of new affordable rental properties to the area, alongside a range of public open space for the use and enjoyment of new and existing Grange Park residents.

"The development will support local education and health services, provide much needed public open spaces as well as improving existing facilities within the local area. The aspiration for the development is to create more sustainable homes through the inclusion of improved energy efficient buildings and the introduction of sustainable technologies such as using air source heat pumps."

Construction is scheduled to commence in later 2021. Cassidy + Ashton will continue to support the development throughout the construction stage working alongside the successful contractor.

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