Lancashire's Eden Project team encouraged by survey results

The Lancashire Eden Project has released the full results of its recent community conversations.

By Tim Gavell
Sunday, 22nd March 2020, 3:58 pm

The consultation events took place in October in three venues in and around Morecambe.

They were designed to gauge the community’s response to plans for Eden Project North and collect feedback to help shape the project.

More than 2,000 attended, with 99 per cent of people voting yes when asked “Are you in favour of Eden Project North?”The same percentage voted yes to the question “Does Eden Project North make you feel more confident about your area?”

How the Eden Project scheme might look in Morecambe if it comes to fruition

Attendees also offered ideas, including a desire that it continue the environmental focus of its sister project in Cornwall and ideas for events including live music and art installations.

But some were worried about traffic management 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.

“With the release of this report and the land agreement, it feels like this project is picking up some real momentum and we are doing everything in our power to deliver for the people of the region.”

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.

To download the full report and executive summary, see www.edenproject.com/north.