Blackpool set for new community garden to replace vacant land

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“It will also be used for fun days for the community to enjoy.”

 

The land in question off Bloomfield Road
The land in question off Bloomfield Road

Youngsters in Blackpool will soon be able to grow their own fruit and veg in a community garden.

Blackpool Council has been granted permission to convert a vacant plot of land into a community garden in a bid to prevent it from becoming a target for antisocial behaviour.

The land, off Bloomfield Road near to the football ground, will be surrounded by a 1.8m galvanised fence and used “for fun days for the community to enjoy”.

The plans state: “The land is a vacant plot of land with overgrown shrubs and bushes which could be a target for anti-social behaviour. The proposed new fence will be erected to create a community garden.

“The garden will be used in partnership with local community groups and will be utilised for children’s education where they can plant trees, plants and flowers.

“It will also be used for fun days for the community to enjoy.”

In approving the plans, a report by council planning officer Bethany Thornton states: “Considering the proposed use and the typical level of activity in the general area, it is not anticipated that the use of the land as a community garden would generate an unacceptable amount of noise disturbance so as to significantly harm amenity.

“There are no windows on the side elevations of the dwellings facing the site and there is an existing solid boundary treatment separating the properties for the site.”