It will see us get electric busses and improved healthcare, schools and housing.
Blackpool’s executive committee approved the updated Council Plan which sets out ambitions between now and 2024 at its meeting on Monday (Jan 21).
Council-owned companies are earmarked to play a major role, with expansion of the Sandcastle Waterpark and the introduction of an all-electric bus fleet by Blackpool Transport among the ambitions for the future.
Improvements in homes, schools and health as well as proposals to increase job opportunities through the Airport Enterprise Zone are also laid out in the refreshed Council Plan, which was first adopted in 2015.
The report says: “Blackpool is Britain’s number one family resort. This plan seeks to build on this position over the next five years, getting the town ready for even higher aspirations in the future.
Council leader Coun Simon Blackburn said:
“We are confident the journey we are on is capable of delivering a first-class tourism product, diversifying our employment base, revitalising the town centre, and, most importantly, giving a better quality of life to our residents and enormous opportunities for our young people.”
The last decade has seen around £300m of investment in Blackpool including improved sea defences, a renewed tramway and refurbishment of the Tower and Winter Gardens.