Land near Blackpool Pleasure Beach earmarked for summer pop-up food and drink stands

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“We’re welcoming everyone and everything and this isn’t majorly restricted by planning laws so this has a real chance to be an excellent place of fun”.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Described as an “exciting” and “rare” opportunity, there is now a chance for business owners to license an area of land in a prime location on Blackpool Promenade.

The area available is known as Flagstaff Gardens Plot A and is situated adjacent to tourist hotspots JD Wetherspoon’s Velvet Coaster, Sandcastle Waterpark and Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

The 2000 square metre plot on Osborne Road is currently subject to offers in excess of £40,000 per annum exclusive of VAT.

Proposals may include seasonal sale of food and drink and any structures would need to be capable of movement at short notice to facilitate United Utilities if it needs to get access to its underground network.

The licensee will be responsible for gaining any necessary planning consents.

Roughly the area adjacent to the JD Wetherspoon Velvet Coaster pub in Osborne Road, Blackpool

Roughly the area adjacent to the JD Wetherspoon Velvet Coaster pub in Osborne Road, Blackpool (Image: Google Street Image)

Estates Surveyor for Blackpool Council, Amy Wai, said: “Blackpool Council is very supportive of small businesses and this is an excellent, and quite frankly rare opportunity, to licence an excellent piece of land in an amazing location.

“An opportunity like this does lend itself to the likes of food vendors, burger vans, and ice cream trucks however we’ve left it very much as a blank canvass to receive offers from all kind of businesses.

“Blackpool is unique in that it has a lot of unusual and quirky independent businesses so we’re really open to seeing what kind of offers come in.

“It’s an excellent location by some of the town’s biggest attractions with massive footfall from Blackpool Pleasure Beach so there’s so much potential with this space.

2000 square metre plot of land available to licence on Blackpool's promenade

2000 square metre plot of land available to licence on Blackpool’s promenade (Image: Blackpool Council)

“We’re not just necessarily going to take the highest bids either, we’re going to look at what type of offers are made and check out references etc to really maximise the potential of the area.

“We’re even open to two businesses who perhaps don’t compete but don’t want to take it on individually themselves.

“We’re welcoming everyone and everything and this isn’t majorly restricted by planning laws so this has a real chance to be an excellent place of fun”.

Currently, Covid restrictions mean a lot of businesses are creating outdoor seating areas. This location is appropriate for such use, however owners will be required to take away outdoor furniture of a night time in order not to attract vandalism or anti-social behaviour.

The deadline for offer is May 28 2021 by 12 noon strictly and any received after this will not be considered.

To find out more about Flagstaff Gardens Plot A, please visit Blackpool Council’s website here.