Oyston’s pub plan near Blackpool FC shelved

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A bid to build a pub and restaurant on a site opposite Blackpool Football Club has been shelved.

 

The application by Denaxe Ltd, a company owned by former Blackpool FC owner Owen Oyston, sought permission from Blackpool Council for the development on land between Seasiders Way, Bloomfield Road and Seymour Road.

But the application has now been withdrawn.

A document submitted to the council by agent Alban Cassidy says: “Further to our previous correspondence in respect to the above application I have now been instructed to withdraw as my client has decided not to proceed with the matter for now.”

The scheme would have been accessed from Seymour Road

The scheme would have been accessed from Seymour Road

An application for the development of a hotel, pub and restaurant on land opposite Blackpool FC’s stadium was granted in 2005, but only the hotel was built with the Travelodge opening on the site between Seymour Road and Seasiders Way in 2012.

In September Denaxe Ltd applied to the council for a certificate of lawfulness to proceed with the pub aspect of the scheme using existing access from Seymour Road, plus a proposed new access to Seasiders Way.

A number of objections to the application were submitted including by the Gateway Academy which raised concerns about road safety for its pupils.