Affordable homes for cleared Blackpool factory site

The site on Watson Road
The site on Watson Road
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An affordable housing development on land in South Shore has secured planning permission.

The scheme will see 44 new homes built on Watson Road following the demolition of industrial buildings and boarded up properties last year.

The site on Watson Road before demolition

The site on Watson Road before demolition

It will consist of 27 two-bedroomed homes, 15 three-bedroomed homes and two bungalows, and is being partly funded by the Homes and Communities Agency.

Town hall planners approved the application, which was submitted jointly by M.C.I. Developments Limited, Muir Housing Group Limited and Zell-em Group Limited, using delegated powers.

They said the scheme would meet “the pressing need for good quality affordable housing in the borough.”

The houses will all be built for Muir Housing Group and let to residents for an affordable rent.

The industrial buildings which previously occupied the site were used by the Zell-em group which has relocated to new premises on Snowdon Road in St Annes.