Booths store plan to ‘revive part of town’

An artist's impression of how the new Booths store in St Annes may look.

An artist's impression of how the new Booths store in St Annes may look.

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Plans for a huge regeneration scheme in St Annes have been submitted to planning chiefs.

An application to regenerate a former Department for Work and Pensions site by building more than 160 homes and a new supermarket has now been formally submitted to Fylde Council.

The scheme will see the development of 162 new homes and a new Booths’ food store.

Also included in the plans are a new pub restaurant, a village green and a retirement home. Developers say the plans will also protect the existing Site of Special Scientific Interest along Heyhouses Lane.

Hollinwood Homes, Worthington Properties’ residential development arm, will build 30 new houses with the remainder being built by Cheshire-based Morris Homes - one of the country’s largest privately owned house builders.

The 18.3 acre site was sold to Worthington Properties by Telereal Trillium earlier this year for £9.5 million, and came with outline planning consent for the development.

Russell Worthington, development director from the Marcus Worthington Group said: “We have put a regeneration plan forward which will see a neglected and derelict site brought back into use.

”This scheme will support our desire to create a bold, vibrant new community which will benefit the wider area and stimulate the local economy for years to come.”

Chris Minshall, regional sales director for Morris Homes, said: “This is a hugely exciting development in a fantastic location and we are expecting a great deal of interest.

“We will be delivering attractive, contemporary homes which will complement the other elements of the project and we believe they will prove extremely popular.”

‘We want a new store in St Annes’

Graham Booth, property director at EH Booth & Co said: “The success of our Haven Road Lytham store has encouraged us to redouble our efforts to provide a replacement for our recently closed St Annes store.

“The Heyhouses Lane store will be a fantastic replacement for Ansdell and will allow all our existing customers the opportunity to enjoy the full Booths experience while also offering the full range of modern facilities including car parking, customer toilets, and in store restaurant.”

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