Eden Project North receives 'exceptional' local support

A survey of local residents has found that 99 per cent are in favour of Eden Project North, and the same number feel the development gives them confidence in the region's future.

Opinions were gathered during three open consultation events around Morecambe in October last year. In total, more than 2,000 attended and took part in the study.

People who attended also offered ideas for Eden Project North, including a desire that it continue the environmental focus of its sister project in Cornwall and ideas for specific events including live music and art installations.

The events also gave people the opportunity to express their concerns, which included traffic management, special pricing for local people and preservation of views across Morecambe Bay.

David Harland, chief executive of Eden Project International, said: “We’re grateful to everyone who took the time to give us their views. We have always felt that Morecambe was a community already engaged with Eden, so it’s heartening to see this in the feedback.

"We’re almost overwhelmed with the exceptionally positive response we received through this consultation and have been bowled over by the ideas and suggestions coming from the community. It’s amazing to be working with such a passionate and engaged community in Morecambe."

We’re almost overwhelmed with the exceptionally positive response we received

The team has also announced that it has agreed a deal with Lancaster City Council for the land on which the project will be built.

Eden Project International Limited (EPIL) is working with Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Lancaster University, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council to deliver Eden Project North.

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