Demolition bid for boarded up houses

The properties in Watson Road earmarked for demolition
The properties in Watson Road earmarked for demolition
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A group of eyesore disused houses and offices could be demolished if plans are approved by Blackpool Council.

The properties in Watson Road, opposite the surgery, are earmarked by developers to be cleared for new housing.

The industrial buildings were formerly used by the Zell-EM group and Granthams Signs.

The five houses, a mixture of bungalows and two storey properties, have been boarded up for some time.

The application has been given a guarded welcome by local councillor Kim Critchley.

She said: “These houses have been boarded up for a while now and that sort of thing makes an area look a mess so it is good to see progress. I would welcome the development, if it gets permission, if they include affordable housing and will look forward to seeing the detailed application.”

The application has come from agents Keystone Design and the demolition company would be Ashworth Demolition.