Project update: Stanley Park Conservation Area

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Blackpool Council has agreed a new management plan for the Stanley Park Conservation Area.

Blackpool Council has agreed a new management plan for the Stanley Park Conservation Area.

It follows a public consultation exercise carried out last summer.

This took place online, at Central Library and at the Stanley Park Visitor Centre.

A drop-in session was also held to give people chance to ask questions.

Town hall planners want to preserve the character of both the park and the residential streets which surround it.

The park is Grade II* listed and has been relativ ely untouched over the years since it was built between 1924 and 1926., apart from the addition of sports facilities.

The streets around the park contain well preserved examples of high quality interwar housing designed to be complementary to the park.

Conservation Area objectives include sourcing funding to help with repairs to the park.

Its encircling boulevards were intended to be lined with trees and replanting will be welcomed.

Highways work, such as street furniture design and signage, will be designed to fit in with the area.

Guidance on appropriate forms of repair, alteration and extension of buildings within the Conservation Area have been produced.

The council is working in partnership with groups including Blackpool Civic Trust and the Friends of Stanley Park.

A report accompanying the plan says: “The partnership is now working to involve wider community groups from outside the Conservation Area in recognition of the fact the park and the Conservation Area as a whole are joint community assets.

“This approach will ensure projects are sustainable in the long-term and no stakeholder is disenfranchised.”