SD3030 : Reflections at Pontins

taken 9 years ago, near to Blackpool Airport, Blackpool, Great Britain

Reflections at Pontins
Reflections at Pontins
Abandoned chalets on the former Pontins holiday camp.

The old holiday camp closed in October 2009. It was well past its "sell-by-date" and rumour had it that the lease on the land was running out and updating the campsite was not a viable option. Pontins went into liquidation and most of their existing operations were taken over by Britannia Hotels.

Northern Trust, a company based in Chorley, had plans (dating back to 2008 seemingly) to build houses on the site. Demolition of the site started in 2010 and some two thirds were cleared but some such as this row of chalets alongside the main road still remain. It would seem demolition has stopped as there are now doubts over whether the housing plans will actually go ahead.

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Update (2017): Housing is now being built on the site.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused 
Date (from Tags)
Former (from Tags)
Holiday Camp 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3088 3097 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.2279N 3:3.0105W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3086 3099
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Chalets (Vacant)  Holiday Chalet  Demolition  Site of Former Holiday Camp  Pontins  Reflections 

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