IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Blackpool’s new £65m university campus plan approved

A town centre neighbourhood is set to be demolished after planners gave the green light for a new £65m university campus to be built, reports the BBC.

image for illustration: Blackpool tower and sea front by zergo512, BSD, via Wikimedia Commons


BBC News writes:

Blackpool Council’s planning committee unanimously approved an application for the demolition of an area including 59 homes and an outline application for three buildings on the site. The campus will be known as University Centre Blackpool…

… The council has received £9m from the Town Deal towards assembling the site, and £40m from the government’s Levelling Up fund towards the building of the campus.

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