Plans to redevelop ‘eyesore’ Blackpool site resurface 

A company controlled by ex-Burnley FC vice-chairman Ray Ingleby is behind the latest iteration of long-mooted proposals to demolish a trio of seafront hotels and build apartments. 

Under the plans, the Waldorf, Henderson and Kimberley hotels would be knocked down to make way for NSP Property’s South Shore 63-apartment scheme. 

The project would reach seven storeys at its tallest point and be constructed next to the Hampton by Hilton, south of Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 

NSP’s proposals feature 58 two-bedroom flats, four with three bedrooms, and one four-bedroom property. 

A planning statement by consultancy Shepherd Planning said the site “causes visual harm to the area” and has been “an eyesore” for several years. 

The Henderson and Kimberley hotels have been closed for several years but the Waldorf continues to operate. 

The Promenade site has been the subject of several development proposals in recent years. 

In 2008 plans to build an 11-storey scheme comprising 166 apartments were refused by Blackpool Council. 

Four years later, plans for 139 flats were lodged but later withdrawn. 

In 2017, the council granted outline consent for 88 apartments on the site, but no work has taken place. 

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Well done NSP. ReBlackpool URC did viability studies on doing exactly this in 2008. If memory serves, the three alternative scenarios were; long frontage, narrow depth; narrow frontage, deep depth, and a square, development plots. And as someone said about the Big Blue, the risk isn’t being the first to do something new, it’s being the second.

By Anonymous

I really hope they include some trees, The whole of Blackpool front and town ctr. is almost tree free what has the planning department got against them.

By Tony

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