Place Northwest | Blackpool Decides On The Controversial Sale Of Stanley Park


Place Northwest | Blackpool Decides On The Controversial Sale Of Stanley Park

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The 18-hole golf course and club were founded in 1926

The council will decide on Wednesday whether or not part of the Stanley Park Golf Club will be sold to the leisure operator United Kingdom Adventure Parks after a previous disposal approval decision was overturned.

UKAP plans to build an outlet for Adrenalin World. An entertainment center brand run by mogul tennis player David Lloyd and 250 cabins in part of the land currently occupied by the golf course.

The development would result in the 18-hole golf course founded in 1926 being cut in half.

Blackpool Council executive voted in July to sell 39 acres to UKAP, a subsidiary of real estate investor Holmes Investment Properties.

Cllr Neal Brooks was in favor of land clearance at the time, but warned that the Council could be viewed as “bad guys” by some members of the public in taking this step.

Brooks argued that the local council had “propped up” the golf course for years and that redevelopment of the land would provide an opportunity to advance a “viable endeavor” on the property.

At a meeting of Blackpool’s tourism, business and Communities Audit Committee Following the initial approval of the land sale earlier this summer, it was decided that the plans had been “poorly consulted” and that the Executive Committee had failed to address concerns from residents.

Committee chairman Martin Mitchell said: “I am not convinced that the executive branch has taken all relevant arguments into account. If [the decision] Referring to the full council will allow all issues to be fully considered. “

A decision to sell the property will be voted on by all of Blackpool’s 42 councilors this week. A petition against the sale of the property received 8,000 signatures but was ignored by the council last year.

Liverpool-based architect Ryder Architecture and Manchester-based consultancy Hydrock, along with planning consultant Iceni Projects, are on the project team for the proposed leisure program.

UKAP is expected to sign a lease between 99 and 125 years, according to the head of the Regeneration Council.