About Blackpool Council
Blackpool Council is a local authority with the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. Blackpool is England’s largest and most popular seaside resort attracting more than 10 million visitors a year. It is also the main retail, public administration, cultural and service centre for the Fylde Coast, supporting an estimated population of 326,000 and a workforce of around 152,000.
In 2012 the Council produced a core strategy, a key planning document for Blackpool that set out where new development such as housing, employment, retail and leisure should be located to meet Blackpool’s future needs to 2027. The strategy also identified which areas within Blackpool would be regenerated, protected or enhanced, setting out key development principles.