Morecambe City Council announces full support for Eden Project North

Artist’s impression of Eden Project North in Morecambe.

The tourist attraction, which would occupy almost 200,000 square feet of prime land in Morecambe, is expected to attract an average of 760,000 visitors a year and will boost the region’s economy by around £47.3million.

A submitted planning application for the project is being presented to Lancaster City Council’s Planning Committee on Monday at what is expected to be one of the city council’s most important planning meetings in more than a decade.

Eden bosses say the project is “ready to go” if planners give the green light.

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As the official statutory consultant, Morecambe City Council has been invited by the City Council to provide key representations on the proposal.

Morecambe City Council today announced it is recommending approval ‘in the strongest possible terms’.

Luke Trevaskis, Chief Executive of Morecambe City Council, said: “This is a prime development site in a busy location along the promenade which has been derelict for too many years. .

“Morecambe City Council is doing everything in its power to ensure this attraction is safe for the city.

“Eden Project North will drive economic change and be the investment needed to sustain Morecambe’s future.”

Councilor Cary Matthews, Chair of Morecambe City Council, said: “Members of Morecambe City Council have been supportive of the concept since it was first discussed several years ago.

“It’s exciting to see this project come to fruition and we hope that Morecambe City Council’s position will be taken up by Lancaster City Council.”

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