Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone

Clear financial benefits from day 1
Business Rates relief, Enhanced Capital Allowances and more.


Co-locate with your customers
The easiest way to grow your business, increase your sales and reduce distribution costs. Enterprise Zones are establishing themselves as the driving force of local economies as they unlock key development sites, consolidate infrastructure, attract business and create jobs.


A straightforward planning process
Need a new building to meet your business needs?
Simplified planning rules could save you time and money.


Business-ready infrastructure
Superfast broadband, easy access to transport links, and a local labour pool.

What benefits does the Enterprise Zone offer?

Businesses that locate on the Enterprise Zone can access a number of benefits:

  • Up to 100% business rate discount worth up to £275,000 per business over a 5-year period.
  • Simplified local authority planning, for example, through Local Development Orders that grant automatic planning permission for certain development (such as new industrial buildings or changing how existing buildings are used) within specified areas.
  • Government support to ensure that superfast broadband is rolled out throughout the zone, and, if necessary, public funding.
  • 100% enhanced capital allowances (tax relief) to businesses making large investments in plant and machinery up to €125 million.

What are the Timescales to qualify?

Businesses that locate on Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone before March 2021 qualify for business rates relief.

Where enhanced capital allowances are available, businesses now have up to eight years from the launch of the Enterprise Zone to make their investment, to March 2024.

Attracting Inward Investment

Enterprise Zones are helping to attract more investment into the country, bringing jobs and businesses, delivering long-term, sustainable growth based on cutting-edge technology and enterprise.

Businesses are clustering around centres of excellence in key sectors including here at Blackpool, part of the Lancashire Advanced Engineering and Energy Cluster (LAMEC).

Since 2012 enterprise zones have attracted over  £2.4 billion pounds of private sector investment, building world class business facilities and transport links and have attracted nearly 24,000 jobs.