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Blackpool indoor theme park given green light

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Blackpool Council has given the green light for a £300M leisure complex for the town’s Golden Mile seafront.

Councillors backed plans to build Blackpool Central that will consist of three indoor theme parks, an artisan food hall and boutique holiday apartments.

Construction work could begin in 2022, with overall completion set for the end of the decade.

The plans include converting the Grade II-listed former King Edward VII Cinema into a food hall with outdoor dining areas, refurbishing the locally-listed King Edward VII pub and turning the King Edward VII apartment building into a hotel.

A 1,306-space seven-storey car park was also approved, which will be the first part of the scheme to be completed by developers.

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