Have your say

Welcome to Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone – Have your say!

A bold vision has been set out for the Enterprise Zone, where business is thriving and there are skilled job opportunities for all, at one of the NW’s premier business locations. Over the lifetime of the EZ, plans will evolve every few years to fit the changing nature of business and market demands on the site. Since we started making plans in 2016, some things have changed, like the private purchase of the former Wellington Bomber factory at Squires Gate Lane and Blackpool Airport being brought back into Blackpool Council’s ownership.

Since our last formal public consultation in December 2018, lots of things have progressed both on the ground and behind the scenes, working closely with our lead consultants Cassidy + Ashton, and we want to share our progress with you.

We’d like to meet you in person soon, but for now, please read on to view our proposed plans. Feel free to join in the conversation and let us know what you think. There’s an opportunity to leave your comments in each section and your ideas and thoughts will help us to shape future plans for the EZ.

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to hearing your views!

Background

The Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone (EZ) is a 144 hectare site which includes two existing successful business parks and Blackpool International Airport.

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Highways

A key element to the Phase 1 development at the EZ is to ensure that the surrounding highways are tough enough to cope with the increase in traffic that new development will bring to the area.

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Commercial Development

The highway improvements will open up new land for commercial development providing more investment and jobs locally, and boosting the economy. The scheme includes:

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Sports facilities

Plans have been submitted for a new sports development scheme that will cover approximately 14 hectares to the south east of the Enterprise Zone along Common Edge Road.

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Airport

Blackpool Airport came back into Blackpool Council’s control in March this year following a lengthy review.

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