Eanam Wharf set for transformation

This Is Lancashire: The canalside at Eanam Wharf The canalside at Eanam Wharf

SENIOR councillors will confirm Eanam Wharf’s transformation from Blackburn’s ‘forgotten backwater’ into a the borough’s answer to the Weavers’ Triangle in Burnley.

Giving the canalside area special status as ‘conservation area’ will protect it from development pressures. Members of Blackburn with Darwen planning committee will debate a report on its new designation.

They are set to confirm the status recommended by the borough’s executive board in August.

The move will initially protect two stable blocks at Eanam Stables and Eanam Mews and the Soho Foundry from future demolition.

Coun Maureen Bateson said: “The potential of these canalside buildings and the historic townscape provides the opportunity to attract new investment and jobs.”

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1:57pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Joseph O'M says...

Great news! Shame there are no chimneys left in that area though - the stacks in Burnley's Weavers Triangle really add to the sense of a huge industrial past...there's always Canal Foundry and its square chimney across the road - they could restore that building too....
Great news! Shame there are no chimneys left in that area though - the stacks in Burnley's Weavers Triangle really add to the sense of a huge industrial past...there's always Canal Foundry and its square chimney across the road - they could restore that building too.... Joseph O'M
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