Homes approved for garden

Blackpool Town Hall
Blackpool Town Hall
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New homes look set to be built in the rear garden of a house in Marton.

Blackpool Council has approved an application for the development at the rear of 170 Preston New Road.

The scheme will see six houses and two bungalows built, following the demolition of 15 and 17 Carson Road.

Objections had been received from some neighbours who raised concerns about additional traffic and loss of natural habitat.

The site has been at the centre of a battle to build houses since 1999 when plans for 37 flats were thrown out.

But in 2000 proposals for six flats were approved which planners said meant an assumption of development had already been established although that approval lapsed in 2008.