Photographs of the area. To be used by our advisors

These photos are to be used to try to persuade the people who will examine our work that we are a special case and deserving of special treatment. Although a lot has changed on The Moss since the days of greenhouses and horticulture, there remains an open rural aspect to the area which is cherished […]

Latest e mail sent to members

Hi, I am truly sorry for the delay in writing to you all, however a lot has been happening but we have been asked not to publish draft documents at this time. There has been a meeting of the Committee where the first draft of the Envisionuk document was discussed as well as a sustainability […]

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History of the area by Nick Moore

Local historian Nick Moore has produced a superb history of Blackpool and the surrounding areas, with plenty of mentions of Mossogs and Marton Moss. ___________________________TO READ.________CLICK THE LINK BELOW____________________ For those interested, here is the link… www.blackpoolhistory.co.uk Click on the PDF link, Nick’s entire book is there. You’ll find this interesting snippet! “There are legends […]

Traveller’s Planning Application for 516 Midgeland Road

In January 2019 there was a planning application submitted for 516 Midgeland Rd, Marton Moss. This is close to where Midgeland Road Garage was situated. 19/0011 | Use of land as a travelling showperson’s site for up to 5 caravans (3 static caravans and 2 tourers), gravelled driveway and parking areas and erection of new boundary fences […]

Forum Letter to MP Gordon Marsden

Steven Woodhouse wrote to our Local Member of Parliament, The Right Honourable Gordon Marsden, the following:- Dear Mr. Marsden, I am currently chairman of the soon to be designated Marton Moss Neighbourhood Forum. I have been in extensive communication with Blackpool Council, who have been most helpful in setting this Forum up. However it is […]

Special Status Granted For Marton Moss

Marton Moss has now been officially designated as a conservation area in a move which it is hoped will help preserve some of the earliest evidence of settlement in Blackpool. An assessment carried out by Blackpool Council warns the “cobbled buildings which were once common in this area are now very few in number”. There […]

New Traveller’s Site on Marton Moss Approved

Proposals to use land on Marton Moss in Blackpool as a travellers site, have been approved after councillors received reassurances from the head of the family living there. Father-of-six Tommy Boswell, who had applied for permission to use the site at 411 Midgeland Road for two caravans and a chalet, told a meeting of Blackpool […]

Narrow road scuppers developers’ homes bid on part of Marton Moss

Developers have lost their bid to build homes on part of Marton Moss ! after councillors ruled a rural road was too narrow to cope with the additional traffic which would be generated. Blackpool Council’s planning committee turned down an application by Denmack Holdings for four detached bungalows on land off Stockydale Road. The scheme […]

Marton Moss future in hands of its residents

Residents look set to take the lead in deciding the future of a key part of Blackpool. Following consultation, people living on Marton Moss have opted to take key decision-making for the area into their own hands. They have chosen to set up a neighbourhood forum to oversee the preparation of a neighbourhood plan for […]