In early February 2017 a planning application was submitted by Kier Property Developments, to create a retail development on land at Norcross Lane
Aerial view of the proposed Norcross retail development, taken from the planning application
The site was formerly occupied by the Department for Work and Pensions until jobs were transferred to Peel Park at South Shore in late 2013, before the buildings were demolished and the site cleared in November/December 2013.
The site was sold by Telereal Trillium with outline planning permission for housing and a retail development to Kier Property Developments, and in February 2017 plans were submitted to Wyre Council.
The proposals for the site at Norcross Lane, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 3TZ include plans for 8 new units:
– Unit 1: Discount foodstore (Class A1)
– Units 3 & 6: Two food retail units (Class A1)
– Units 2, 4 & 5: Three non food retail units (Class A1)
– Unit 7: Divisible unit – Coffee Shop (Class A1/A3) Retail units (A1/A2/A3/A5)
– Unit 8: Restaurant (Class A3/A5)
Customer parking includes a total of 354 spaces accessed from Norcross Lane. 14 disabled/accessible spaces, 8 parent and child spaces, 2 grill spaces and 4 cycle space areas around the site perimeter. Additionally, there will be 27 staff parking spaces to the rear of the units.
Pedestrian access routes and servicing and structured low level maintenance landscaping are part of the plans.
Aerial photograph taken from Google maps
showing the planning application site, red boundary
Telereal Trillium has completed the sale of six acres of land at Norcross Lane, Thornton Cleveleys to Kier Property for £3.4m.
Published November 2016
The land, located 4.5 miles north of Blackpool, was sold with the benefit of planning consent for the construction of a retail park, providing a total of 45,000sqft of space.
The plans provide for an 18,000 sqft supermarket together with a variety of other retail units and a drive thru food outlet, creating up to 200 new jobs in the area.
The retail park forms part of a larger mixed-use regeneration plan for the site being undertaken by Telereal Trillium, including the development of c.170 homes, a retirement housing scheme, and 7.5 acres of land allocated for employment use. Telereal Trillium is currently marketing the residential land, which will be sold in early 2017.
Mark Kelly, Disposals and Development Director at Telereal Trillium said: “The retail park plays a significant role in maximising the regeneration prospects of this major brownfield site. We’re delighted that Kier Property has chosen to develop out the retail park of the larger scheme, which will provide a balanced mix of uses and open significant opportunities for employment in the area.”
Tom Gilman managing director (North) at Kier Property said: “We’re pleased to have completed this sale, which is significant for both parties and will result in a development that will benefit the local area. It builds on our strong track record of significant investment in regenerating brownfield sites, particularly in the retail and leisure sector in the north of England.”
Construction is likely to commence in the Spring, with completion expected later in 2017.
Visual of the proposed development