The first planning report for Eden Project North in Morecambe has been submitted to Lancaster City Council.
The proposed £85-million development is expected to attract more than three-quarters-of-a-million visitors a year .
It's being seen as key to the economic future of the resort.
Eden Project North would have a 4,000-capacity outdoor arena designed for live music and entertainment.
The report reveals that buildings will have a maximum height of 37.3 metres, no taller than the adjacent Grade II* listed Midland Hotel. The Eden Project North proposals aim to respect the setting of the hotel and the nearby Grade II* listed Winter Gardens as well as enhancing Morecambe’s conservation area.
The project is due to open in spring 2023, following a two-year construction period.
This is an important milestone for Eden Project North. Having a positive impact on the internationally significant environment of Morecambe Bay is fundamental to our vision for this project. This report is the next step towards making Eden Project North a reality. “We have been overwhelmed by the support we have had from the local community and we look forward to working closely with everyone in the coming months and years as Eden Project North takes shape.”