Phone box bid ‘detrimental’ to town scene

Telephone boxes outside Abingdon Street Post Office Blackpool are listed

Telephone boxes outside Abingdon Street Post Office Blackpool are listed

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The plug has been pulled on plans to convert a town centre phone box into a mini retail unit.

Blackpool Council planners have thrown out proposals to use one of the red phone kiosks outside the former Abingdon Street Post Office, possibly for coffee sales.

Brighton-based architect Miles Broe had lodged the application on behalf of charity Thinking Out of the Box which is working with BT to find new uses for telephone kiosks which have largely fallen out of favour.

 

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