BXB Thornton Retail Consultation

BXB Thornton Ltd is bringing forward proposals to develop new community retail and service facilities on a plot east of Fleetwood Road North.

The map below shows you the precise location. 

The site is allocated in the Local Plan for neighbourhood-scale retail and service uses – and we want to hear your views on our proposals.

Among the options, we are considering are new retail outlets and possible food and catering uses such as a drive-thru coffee shop.

We’d welcome your views on the type of facilities you’d like to see on the site. 

The Site

This 1.3 acre site forms part of the entrance to a large commercial development.  The land immediately to the south, behind the Iron Horse pub, is the subject of a separate planning application by BXB Thornton Ltd for new housing.

The site is low-grade non-agricultural land left to grass and self-seeding plants and is allocated for development in Wyre Council’s local plan.

The growing residential population in the immediate area is under-served by retail provision and, with more than 600 new houses set to be built in the area, we think the time is right to provide local people with outlets that serve their needs.  The site has lain vacant for some years and now is the time to bring it back to productive use.

Our proposals include extending and improving the link road into the Hillhouse Enterprise Zone. This will encourage new investment and job creation. Workers there will also need new retail services.

BXB is discussing options with the local authority at the moment, but what do you think?  This is your chance to shape our masterplan before the submission of our application. 

This site will be ‘live’ for feedback from  13th – 20th June 2022. Don’t miss your chance to have your say.

This consultation is now closed