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Hawes Side Environmental Improvement project

Consultation is currently being completed in the Hawes Side area of Blackpool on how environmental aspects could be developed.

Blackpool Coastal Housing is committed to creating communities that people are proud to live in. As part of this commitment, in October 2021 we sent residents in the Hawes Side area of Blackpool a short survey to gauge their views on environmental aspects of the area and how this could be developed in the future.

The survey was hand-delivered to 398 properties incorporating Hawes Side Lane, Marton Drive, Powell Avenue, Bean Avenue, Watson Road, Howe Avenue, Millington Avenue, Loftos Avenue, Quayle Avenue and Renwick Avenue. 

Due to the low response rate received, an informal drop-in open event was also organised and took place in February 2022, giving residents a further opportunity to provide their feedback on the area and view the proposed improvement plans.  

17 residents attended this event and their feedback, along with the original survey returns, has now been collated. A summary of the results can be found below.

The Results

44 surveys returned representing an 11% response rate from:

  • 21 BCH tenants
  • 17 private residents
  • 7 not specified
  • 76.2% stated that parking was an issue in the area
  • 60% stated that the area would benefit from pedestrian crossings
  • 81.4% stated that the area would benefit from clearly defined parking areas
  • 90.9% stated that they would like to see features such as raised plant beds and communal gardens in the locality
Image of boards used at consultation event
Residents who attended the open event were asked to provide their views on the proposed development plans. 100% of those who provided feedback stated that they liked the proposals and agreed that these would improve the appearance and safety of the area.

Proposals for the improvement works are currently being considered and residents will be kept informed of progress.

If you have any queries, please get in touch!

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