LSH to masterplan Claremont Blackpool

Lambert Smith Hampton has been appointed to lead an urban planning exercise in the Claremont area of Blackpool.

The project is as a result of funding from Homes England to deliver community-led regeneration options including the creation of housing in the area.

Appointed by Blackpool Council but led by The Magic Club, LSH is supported by masterplanner LDA Design.

The Magic Club is a charitable organisation working with young people aged 8-16 in the Claremont area around Blackpool North station. The organisation’s vision is for every young person in Claremont to reach their full potential through the provision of activities, training, support and opportunities.

The project focuses on working with young people, local residents and professional stakeholders through a series of workshops during a ‘masterplanning week’ to generate regeneration proposals. By working with the local community, the team will produce options for the sustainable regeneration of Claremont; meeting both the needs of today, and tomorrow – subject to further funding being available.

Paul Shuker, director in the planning, development and regeneration team at LSH’s Manchester office, said: “This community-led project seeks to tackle some of the long-standing issues that face this important community within the inner area of Blackpool, enhancing local pride while providing an action plan. The masterplan is focusing on input from the community’s younger generations to design and influence the ‘My Claremont’ agenda.”

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And please don’t forget the oldies and disabled in this project. It is very hard to actually walk with a walker from North shore to the station without having to go onto the road. For scooter riders it is near enough impossible

By M davies

To create new housing in this area of Blackpool much of what is already there will have to be levelled. Then, in no particular order, Central Drive, Cookson Street, Dickson Road…

By Simon Ewood

What about South shore everything Blackpool does is always town center they want to sort south shore out first bone idol council comes into mind give your heads a shake

By Glyn

Good to see embryonic plans targeted at improving communities in Blackpool. Key elements required in Claremont are walkability, cycleability and improved tree and plant cover throughout. These three things alone will help transform the road dominated, intensely developed area.

By Desseisor

Refurbish like they did in Liverpool. Wholesale demolition is very Pathfinder 2000 and did not work.

By Acelius

That’s good news. What are the boundaries of this area. I should imagine Devonshire Road will be one boundary, and Warley Road perhaps another, possibly Dickson Road another,but how far does it stretch towards the train station area? Would it be Talbot Road? When would any action take place? Is this something that’ll be started soon?

By Paul Griffin

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