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Regeneration of heritage quarter of Blackpool could complete by 2024

Timeline firmed up for £300m Blackpool Central Developers Nikal and Media Invest Entertainment aim to submit a planning application for the first phase of the leisure project in April. Proposals include a 1,300-space multistorey car park and a heritage quarter. “We’re looking to create something never seen before, with world-class rides and family entertainment, Blackpool Central will provide year-round attractions that will complement and future proof the town’s tourism offer,” said Norbert Reichart, chief executive of Media Invest. A public consultation on the proposals for the £300m map pinBlackpool Central…

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Cranes and scaffolding, Australia. Photo by Annie Basile on Unsplash

White paper asks how today’s UK developments will affect planning strategy

New ‘sustainable development’ examination test will not set a ‘lower bar’ for local plans, says white paper advisor The government’s proposed new test that local plans will need to meet to pass examination should make it easier for strategic sites to come forward but will not “lower the bar” overall, one of the expert advisors to the planning changes has revealed… … visit Planning to read full story (subscription required, with 14-day free trial) Main image: cranes and scaffolding. Photo by Annie Basile on Unsplash Inset image: Founders Arms development, London. Photo…

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Delayed East Midlands cinema development expects December completion

Beeston’s new cinema will be handed over to its operators before the end of the year, after Coronavirus saw delays in building work and the delivery of materials to site. The eight-screen cinema – which will be operated by Arc Cinema – forms part of the wider Beeston Square redevelopment, which will include an eight-screen cinema, 132 new homes and a range of food and drink outlets. The cinema will be ready for fit-out in December, with the opening date now projected to be June 2021. Councillor Steve Carr, deputy…

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