The £300m Blackpool Central Station redevelopment has cleared its first regulatory hurdle after local councillors gave the green light to a number of recommendations relating to the build.
It has been reported that the town council executive has formally approved five separate recommendations from developers Nikal and Media Invest Entertainment and in essence got the regulatory ball rolling for the project.
Most notably the Central Station official masterplan has been adopted by the local authority and in turn added to its core planning strategy. Additional agreements have also been made for the disposal of the land, creation of a project board and delegation of various legal undertakings.
Having only gone public with plans this month developers of the multi-million pound investment project appear to be wasting little time in securing all necessary permissions for the undertaking. The Central Station plan has reportedly been in the works for two years and will bring a number of UK-first attractions to the popular seaside town. These developments however are the first public affirmations that progress is being made.