Wedding venue plan for Blue Lagoon island

This Is Lancashire: Wedding venue plan for Blue Lagoon island Wedding venue plan for Blue Lagoon island

PEOPLE could soon be tying the knot on an island in the middle of the Blue Lagoon.

Developers want to build a wedding and functions venue on the island at Wards Reservoir in Belmont.

The proposals for the beauty spot off Rivington Road also include car parking for 28 vehicles and a bridge to the island.

Cheshire-based Walsingham Planning has revealed the plans after submitting a request to Blackburn with Darwen Council for its opinion on whether an “environmental impact assessment” is required ahead of a full planning application for the development.

The site is owned by Blue Lagoon Heritage, which has been responsible for the upkeep of the site for the past couple of years and is looking to recoup some of its expenses.

Jonathan Vose, principal consultant at Walsingham Planning, said: “The development is relatively small in scale.

“A highly screened building is proposed, with limited views from Rivington Road.

“The proposed bridge will not have an imposing design and the car park will not be highly visible or imposing.”

He added: “Any impacts of the development are considered to be minor in nature and localised.

“In visual terms, only a small area of the site will see any alteration.

“This will be in the form of a low scale and highly screened building which will blend into the site’s green, but previously industrialised, character.”

Landlady of the nearby Black Bull pub Tracey Marsden said she welcomed the proposal.

She added: “It sounds lovely and I think all ventures like that should be welcomed.

“It can bring business to areas like ours as I think people would come over for a wedding and see the village and then come back in the future.”

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3:56pm Mon 21 Apr 14

soup153 says...

This story is old news.
This story is old news. soup153
  • Score: -5

6:46pm Mon 21 Apr 14

mr.mark.c says...

The Black Dog or the Belmont Bull? There is no Black Bull in Belmont.
And what a stupid idea, it wouldnt be very tranquil on a nice sunny day with all the people having picnics and playing music, and how would they keep those same people off the island as a wedding is a public venue?
The Black Dog or the Belmont Bull? There is no Black Bull in Belmont. And what a stupid idea, it wouldnt be very tranquil on a nice sunny day with all the people having picnics and playing music, and how would they keep those same people off the island as a wedding is a public venue? mr.mark.c
  • Score: 13

7:11pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Don Kiddick says...

I've been to the Black Dog, it was like the 80s, 90s and Noughties just haven't happened yet. The large Butlinsesque room is so dour, it could suck the light from the sun. Horrendous place. Food's from the b l o o d y 70s as well.
I've been to the Black Dog, it was like the 80s, 90s and Noughties just haven't happened yet. The large Butlinsesque room is so dour, it could suck the light from the sun. Horrendous place. Food's from the b l o o d y 70s as well. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 3

7:53pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Beyond News Forum says...

What Island?
What Island? Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 3

7:54pm Mon 21 Apr 14

mr.mark.c says...

The one that is there when they put the plug in and let it fill with water.
The one that is there when they put the plug in and let it fill with water. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 4

8:19pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Mick England says...

Ha ha marriage, sink or swim! If you want an early divorce then at least now one can either push or jump.
Ha ha marriage, sink or swim! If you want an early divorce then at least now one can either push or jump. Mick England
  • Score: 2

8:20pm Mon 21 Apr 14

akaroa44 says...

Build a bridge . Get over it.
Build a bridge . Get over it. akaroa44
  • Score: 4

8:38pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Comment777 says...

akaroa44 wrote:
Build a bridge . Get over it.
Should never get past the planning stage, if it does it opens the flood gates for development in Belmont which will become a small town in a short period of time.

An EIA will dismiss this proposal. A building and a bridge leading to a desolate island in open countryside...makes me smile when I read that the building or bridge will not impose on the surroundings , where are they going to position these constructions, underground???
[quote][p][bold]akaroa44[/bold] wrote: Build a bridge . Get over it.[/p][/quote]Should never get past the planning stage, if it does it opens the flood gates for development in Belmont which will become a small town in a short period of time. An EIA will dismiss this proposal. A building and a bridge leading to a desolate island in open countryside...makes me smile when I read that the building or bridge will not impose on the surroundings , where are they going to position these constructions, underground??? Comment777
  • Score: 5

9:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

lv8151 says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
I've been to the Black Dog, it was like the 80s, 90s and Noughties just haven't happened yet. The large Butlinsesque room is so dour, it could suck the light from the sun. Horrendous place. Food's from the b l o o d y 70s as well.
its a local pub for local people, there's nothing for you there
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: I've been to the Black Dog, it was like the 80s, 90s and Noughties just haven't happened yet. The large Butlinsesque room is so dour, it could suck the light from the sun. Horrendous place. Food's from the b l o o d y 70s as well.[/p][/quote]its a local pub for local people, there's nothing for you there lv8151
  • Score: 11

10:16pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Don Kiddick says...

lv8151 wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote:
I've been to the Black Dog, it was like the 80s, 90s and Noughties just haven't happened yet. The large Butlinsesque room is so dour, it could suck the light from the sun. Horrendous place. Food's from the b l o o d y 70s as well.
its a local pub for local people, there's nothing for you there
Its insides are all wrong!

On the bright side, there's always space in the carpark.
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: I've been to the Black Dog, it was like the 80s, 90s and Noughties just haven't happened yet. The large Butlinsesque room is so dour, it could suck the light from the sun. Horrendous place. Food's from the b l o o d y 70s as well.[/p][/quote]its a local pub for local people, there's nothing for you there[/p][/quote]Its insides are all wrong! On the bright side, there's always space in the carpark. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 4

10:53pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Wolfie190 says...

Chavtastic.
Chavtastic. Wolfie190
  • Score: 1

11:56am Tue 22 Apr 14

Don Kiddick says...

I remember seeing plans for Amir Khan's wedding venue (oh the irony), and it looked spectacular - although I perfectly understand if people want to stand on a scraggy tuft of ground in bleak moorland (near an even bleaker LOCAL pub) to exchange their soon-to-be-broken vows - while girlfriendless scrotes 5 up in their crappy Saxos and 106s fling themselves off the road with wreckless abandon. Then there's always the sheep to boost wedding party numbers, and scraggy old walkers with their trousers tucked in their socks strutting about the place thinking they own it without ever spending any money in the landscapes upkeep.

One of life's little joys is screaming down the road to the Dog junction and watching the walkers sat outside stare and tut at my very loud car - before stepping, half-cut, into their own.
I remember seeing plans for Amir Khan's wedding venue (oh the irony), and it looked spectacular - although I perfectly understand if people want to stand on a scraggy tuft of ground in bleak moorland (near an even bleaker LOCAL pub) to exchange their soon-to-be-broken vows - while girlfriendless scrotes 5 up in their crappy Saxos and 106s fling themselves off the road with wreckless abandon. Then there's always the sheep to boost wedding party numbers, and scraggy old walkers with their trousers tucked in their socks strutting about the place thinking they own it without ever spending any money in the landscapes upkeep. One of life's little joys is screaming down the road to the Dog junction and watching the walkers sat outside stare and tut at my very loud car - before stepping, half-cut, into their own. Don Kiddick
  • Score: -3

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