Blackpool Council's Asset Management Group has approved to lease the site at Thornton Gate to the LTT for the development of a Transport Heritage facility. This is fantastic news which now allows us to develop our plans for the site and apply for appropriate funding. As an early Christmas present, the Council forwarded the LTT an "Offer of Lease" on 23rd December.
In advance of this positive news, we commissioned architects to produce 3D drawings of what the site could look like, whilst construction company Parkinsons of Blackpool has offered to assist the LTT with cost projections.
The "Offer of Lease" recognises that the tramway contractors Bam Nuttall are likely to occupy the site until Easter 2012 and that the creation of a permanent home for the LTT tram collection is expected to take a further 12-18 months.