42 new apartments are planned for the centre of Blackpool

42 new apartments are planned for the centre of Blackpool
The junction of Brocklesby Street and the Commons Road. Pic: Google

Another apartment development could be built in Blackpool.

Developers Compass Homes Ltd has applied for permission to build 42 apartments on Brocklesby Street which runs behind the Church of the Annunciation in Blackpool and parallel to Thomas Davis Street.

The planning permission would allow for the demolition of existing structures and the construction of 42 apartments comprising of 23 one-bedroom apartments, 18 two-bedroom apartments and one three-bedroom apartment within four blocks, ranging in height from two to four storeys including access, landscaping, bin storage, bicycle parking and all associated site development and infrastructure works.

A decision is set to be made by City Hall planners in early February.

The application comes just a month after it was announced that a public-private partnership between Cork City Council and Citidwell Homes will see 37 apartments built on Watercourse Rd on a site straddling the Blackpool bypass and the main thoroughfare through Blackpool in a laneway known as Corkeran’s Quay.

Local councillor Ken O’Flynn said Blackpool is likely to benefit significantly from residential, commercial and retail investment in the coming years.

“If you’re a property developer and you want to invest, invest in Blackpool. It’s upcoming and ripe for development,” he said.

“The Blackpool area is already a much sought after place for people to live and work and we are seeing new developments all the time,” Mr O’Flynn added The news comes just weeks after planning granted for 30-new homes on Pope’s Road by KMR Developments.

Respond Housing Association is also set to deliver 36 three-bedroom, 38 two-bedroom, and six one-bedroom social housing units at Redforge Rd, on the old Sunbeam site, to be built by HRP Construction.

There are also plans 112 new homes in a €30m development on Thomas Davis Street.

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