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The provider stepped in following the collapse of Hollinwood Homes. Credit: Great Places

Blackpool approves last phase of stalled Foxhall Village 

Great Places Housing Association has been given permission to build the development’s final 67 homes, three years after Hollinwood Homes collapsed leaving the scheme incomplete. 

The housing association, which already owns 79 houses at Foxhall Village, submitted an application for the final phase in June. 

Blackpool Council has now granted the registered provider permission for the project, which will deliver a 100% affordable housing development comprising 64 houses and three apartments. 

Working with consultancy Cassidy + Ashton, Great Places will build the homes on a rectangular site bounded by Blundell Street, Tyldesley Road, Rigby Road and Princess Street.  

The site, which was cleared in 2013, abuts a completed portion of Foxhall Village to the east. 

Great Places’ proposals differ from the earlier plans for the site, which were for 59 houses and 15 apartments. 

Hollinwood Homes, part of the wider Marcus Worthington Group, appointed administrators in 2019 having completed fewer than half of the 400 homes it proposed at the £50m Foxhall Village.  

The other part of the Foxhall Village site left undeveloped following Hollinwood’s collapse is to be turned into community accessible sports pitches, as well as supporting Blackpool Football Club’s ambitions for a new east stand at Bloomfield Road.  

Blackpool Council took control of Foxhall Village last year after reaching an agreement with administrator PwC. 

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