Gordon has spoken of his delight at the news that Blackpool Council's Planning Committee has given the go ahead to 86 high quality apartments being built in South Shore.
The apartments will be built on the corner of New South Promenade and Harrow Place and Gordon said it had the potential to "revitalise" this part of the town.
Speaking to the Blackpool Gazette, he commented: "I am very pleased the development has now been given approval and it is a tribute to the consultative process between the council, residents and developers.
"It is potentially a crucial step which builds on other efforts to revitalise this part of South Shore which have seen the reopening of the New Market and other welcome developments.
"We really need to make this an area which is attractive for new residents and visitors alike while preserving the needs of existing residents along the Promenade."
The development is being funded by a private consortium. Squires Gate ward Councillor Alistair Humphreys added: "I am thrilled that such a forward thinking plan for accommodation in Squires Gates has been accepted.
"Due to fruitful and necessary community consultation, it has been great to have been, however small, part of the process in getting the scheme off the ground.I am sure it will be not only great for the general look of the promenade, but just as importantly the economy of Squires Gate."