Blackpool Town Prospectus: 2030 agenda for action
The Blackpool Town Prospectus: 2030 agenda for action looks at the overall vision for Blackpool and its future. It sets out its ambitions in areas such as housing, health, education, skills, employment, digital and communities. The prospectus identifies where support is needed from central government, businesses and partners, inside and outside the town.
About the Blackpool Town Prospectus: 2030 agenda for action
Over the last five years, Blackpool has brought together local partnerships between the Council, businesses and the voluntary sector, supported by Business in the Community (BITC). The town has used these partnerships to find new ways to tackle its long-standing issues together. The significant support from central government programmes with the Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership, has delivered a united and confident vision for Blackpool as a creative, digital and educational hub for North West England and beyond.
Economic growth and regeneration
Some of the planned initiatives for the town include:
- Blackpool Central, a £300 million private sector development that will bring 1,000 new jobs and £75 million per annum visitor spend
- a Youth Hub (£500k), the Multiversity (£9 million), the Revoe Community Sports Village (£5.5 million), The Edge business incubation centre (£4.5 million) and Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone infrastructure (£7.5 million)
- growing social enterprises by embedding them in the supply chains of public and private organisations. This will be done by measuring the impact of social value in procurement
- the industrial strategy grand challenge of ‘clean growth’ forms part of the North West’s energy coast. It will work towards proposals for an innovation zone with Lancaster University
- implementation of a town-wide social value strategy coordinating training, apprenticeships, work experience, mentoring and other support. This will increase and spread opportunity towards those who are currently most distant from the world of work.
Our work with the wider community
BITC is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business. We have a long history of working with business, and the wider community, to build thriving places for people to live and work.
About Business in the Community’s Place Taskforce
BITC’s Place Taskforce brings together business, civic leadership, and the third sector to make a long-term, transformative impact on communities. We bring business skills to bear on challenges and opportunities within neighbourhoods, working with community concerns and aspirations. In our pilot places, we facilitate and contribute to a deliverable vision which lifts ambition and develops confidence in that vision by working with partners to deliver it.