Eden North project's Budget backing

Ambitious plans to build an Eden Project-type attraction on Morecambe seafront have been given a major boost.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 8:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 9:28 am
The Site of the Former Dome in Morecambe

As part of his Budget package, Chancellor Philip Hammond yesterday pledged to provide £100,000 funding to support the initial development of the scheme which is planned for Morecambe promenade.

The “seashore biome” would house a micro-seashore environment for both educational and recreational purposes.

Morecambe MP David Morris MP said: I am elated at the news. I have been to see the Chancellor on a number of occasions about this project and had asked for some initial funding to help the project progress.

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“I am delighted that the Chancellor has backed our area by giving his support for Eden. This is now the start of the Eden Project becoming a reality in Morecambe and Lunesdale.”

The project could cost in the region of £100m to complete and would attract thousands of visitors a year to Morecambe.