Decision details

Eden of the North

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Purpose:

Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Lancaster University and Lancaster City Council, as key local stakeholders, are working with Eden International to explore the development of a new visitor facility of national significance in Lancashire. (Eden International is the global arm of Eden's operations which includes the Eden Project in Cornwall). To make progress, the four local stakeholders have been asked to contribute £250,000 each to advance the business case in support of the "Eden of the North" opportunity in Morecambe, with this total sum of £1m fully matched by Eden International. 

 

The purpose of this report is to secure the £250,000 funding contribution from Lancashire County Council, subject to confirmed contributions from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Lancaster University and Lancaster City Council, and match funding from Eden International.

 

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Date of decision: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019