Lancashire grants planning permission for Eden Project North | Eden Project

The northern English outpost of Eden Project A step closer to reality after councilors in Lancashire were given permission to plan a £125m environmental attraction.

North Aden Project to be built In giant and transparent domes In Morecambe Park, it is being presented to the government as a “ready to shovel” initiative that could help boost the underserved coastal city.

Eden has requested £70m in public funds for the £125m education project, which she says will “reimagine the British seaside resort for the 21st century”. The report adds that the investment will inject 200 million pounds annually into the economy of the North West.

An estimated 400 people will be directly employed at Eden Project North, which will bring together a range of indoor and outdoor experiences, all based on connecting people to Morecambe Bay and helping them understand and protect the marine environment.

The attraction could start in 2024 if the government raises the funds for the startup.

Project Morecambe’s latest achievement comes after years of comprehensive community development and consultancy.

David Harland, CEO of Eden Project International, said: “The project is now definitively ready, and a compelling financial case has been made to the government. We are ready and ready to create this beacon for a green and sustainable future, and to be part of the ‘upgrade’ and drive economic and social improvements across the board. across the region.

“While we are very proud of what we and our partners have achieved so far, we now need the support of the UK government to make this happen quickly and maintain the momentum.”

Caroline Jackson, President of Lancaster City Council, said: “The Eden Project North promises to be the most important project in our region for a generation. It will provide significant benefits to our economy by committing to local purchasing and creating quality local jobs, as well as highlighting sustainable renewal.

“The granting of planning permission is a milestone in the project and all that remains now is for the government to show the same commitment and provide the necessary funding to make it a reality.”

Conservative local MP David Morris said: “I have met with ministers a long time ago and we are in the advanced stages of securing a funding package to allow the project to begin construction.

“The planning given gives this funding more precedence and I look forward to being able to make another announcement soon about the work I’ve been doing with ministers behind the scenes.”

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