Work to start on new homes

A view of Marton Moss and (below) an artist's impression of the proposed development on land off Moss House Road in Blackpool.
A view of Marton Moss and (below) an artist's impression of the proposed development on land off Moss House Road in Blackpool.
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Work is set begin later this year on the first part of a hugely controversial new housing scheme.

The first phase of building on land between Moss House Road and Progress Way, Marton, will see 131 homes constructed.

An artists impression of homes which will be built on land off Moss House Road in Blackpool.

An artists impression of homes which will be built on land off Moss House Road in Blackpool.

Kensington Developments secured planning permission in July 2010 for the estate, which will see 584 homes built in total in the area.

Opponents waged a long campaign against the proposals which they claimed would lead to the loss of important semi-rural land on the edge of Blackpool.

A legal challenge lodged by Angelia Hinds, from the Save the Moss Campaign group, failed in the Court of Appeal last year.

Managing director of Kensington Developments Denley Barrow said: “The first phase of the Mosshouse Fold development includes the construction of 131 detached, semi-detached and mews properties accessed from a new junction on Progress Way, together with landscaped open spaces and new footpaths and cycleways.

“The scheme caters for a wide range of residents with two bedroom starter homes for first time buyers as well as three and four bedroom homes for families on the next step of the property ladder.

“This project will also bring new employment and help strengthen the local economy.

“The construction phase alone will create around 200 new full time jobs in addition to providing a major boost to local suppliers and businesses.”

He added: “The scheme could commence later this year subject to agreement of the council.”

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