Fylde MP Mark Menzies has welcomed plans lodged for the J R Taylor site in St Annes - and says they will be a catalyst for change in the town.
The plans were lodged for a new spa, restaurant, hotel and bar on the site of the former department store which has remained closed for years.
Mr Menzies said: "I am pleased to see the plans finally lodged for J R Taylor’s in St Annes.
"This is the key site and it is incredible to see this level of investment and confidence in the town.
"An investment of this size on this will also attract further schemes in the town."
The plans include the provision of a four-suite hotel, restaurant on the ground floor, spa in the basement, and a new bar on the rooftop of the building. The multi-million pound proposals have been registered with Fylde council and can be seen at https://www3.fylde.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?act…
Mr Menzies added: "There have been a number of new shops open in St Annes recently and I want to see a concerted effort to get more investment in the town centre. We must redevelop the spaces above the shops which are sitting empty.
"If we convert those spaces into homes and offices, those residents and workers will use the town centre and further boost its economy."
Fylde Council has a town centres working party looking at proposals for St Annes Town Centre, and a town centres manager and economic development officer have recently been employed.