Winning homes given go-ahead

An artists impression of Sir Stanley Matthews Way, part of the Foxhall Village development.
An artists impression of Sir Stanley Matthews Way, part of the Foxhall Village development.
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BOLD plans to build 400 new homes in Blackpool have been approved by planners.

As previously revealed by The Gazette, developer Hollinwood Homes proposes to name the streets within the £50m Foxhall Village after Blackpool FC’s 1953 FA Cup winning team.

Councillors voted through an outline planning application, with details of access, layout and design of the houses to come in a future full application.

Work has already begun to clear the site, made up of two parcels of land to the east and west of Seasiders Way.

The development will be split between 183 homes on the western site, between Princess Street, Seasiders Way, Rigby Road and Tyldesley Road, and 220 homes on the eastern site, which includes the land formerly occupied by the Mecca and the Illuminations depot.

Seventy of the houses will be affordable, split between the two sites, with the remaining properties being for sale.

There will be a mixture of two, three and four bedroom houses, and 28 two-bedroomed apartments.

A total of 700 car parking spaces will also be provided, including more than 100 visitor spaces.

A spokeswoman for Hollinwood Homes said: “We are pleased planning permission has been granted.

“The next step will be to work on the reserved matters for future planning applications.”

Phase one, which will see 110 homes, including the 70 affordable homes split between both sites, is due to be completed by December 2014, with the full estate expected to take 10 years to complete.

The report to the planning committee says: “The design philosophy is to provide distinctive, sustainable, contemporary high quality homes within a new green, pedestrian friendly neighbourhood within the inner area of the town.”

Streets will be named after all 11 players from the 1953 team, branching off from Sir Stanley Matthews Way.

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