Project overview

Client: Monte Blackburn Ltd
Location: Blackburn
Sector: Industrial and commercial
Project status: Planning approved

What we did

PWA Planning helped Monte Blackburn Ltd gain planning consent for a 150-bedroom hotel and associated conferencing and banqueting facilities as part of its wider Frontier Park development.

The 90-acre Frontier Park site is on the Blackburn and Hyndburn border and had been an undeveloped strategic site for the around 15 years before being acquired by Monte Blackburn, the private development company of EG Group founders Zuber and Moshin Issa.

The development is set to create up to 2,000 new jobs in the area with around one million sq ft of industrial and warehouse space, a petrol forecourt and retail operation and with drive-through restaurants.

Having already provided planning advice for the petrol and forecourt retail operation, PWA Planning was instructed to manage the planning application for the hotel, conferencing and banqueting part of the development and its associated car parking and landscaping works.