Planning go ahead gives green light to major Lytham St Annes development

Plans have been approved to give a new lease of life to The Inn Collection Group’s Lytham St Annes sites which sit side-by-side on the seafront promenade.

The redevelopment will see the northern pubco merge its beachfront venues – The Lindum and The Carlton – to form a single, upgraded 99-bedroom site.

The site will be extensively remodelled and refurbished to include a family-friendly restaurant with 250 covers. A large outdoor seating terrace will maximise the venue’s front line location, two miles south of Blackpool and overlooking St Annes Pier and the Ribble Estuary beyond.

Additional bedrooms will include premium sea view rooms, accessible accommodation and dog-friendly suites.

Once complete, the venue will operate under The Inn Collection Group’s award-winning Eat, Drink, Sleep and Explore concept, offering year-round informal dining, drinks and serviced accommodation. It will create around 60 full time jobs.

Chris Moor, operations manager for The Inn Collection Group, said: “We are delighted plans have been given the go ahead and that work can now begin to give this site a vibrant new lease of life. The project will create a relaxed beachside venue befitting of its location on one of Britain’s most popular traditional seaside resorts.

“The Inn Collection Group specialise in rejuvenating aspirational sites like this while being careful to retain the individual character and appeal that makes our venues so distinctive.

He added: “The redevelopment is a major investment by The Inn Collection Group which will revamp and refresh not only the site itself but which will contribute towards the wider economy of Lytham St Annes with valuable increased visitor spend, inter trading and employment opportunities as well as creating a vibrant new facility for the community to enjoy.”

The Inn Collection Group purchased The Lindum as its debut Lancashire site in 2020 followed by the adjoining building, The Carlton, in 2021.

The group has 30 further pubs with rooms across the northeast of England, Yorkshire, Cumbria and North Wales.