Developers submit revised plans for Morecambe's central promenade
Revised plans to redevelop the central promenade area of Morecambe have been welcomed as a step forward for the regeneration of the town.
Urban Splash – the company behind the rebirth of the Midland Hotel – have submitted two revised planning applications for land adjacent to the hotel.
Coun Janice Hanson, Lancaster City Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for regeneration and planning, said: "The regeneration of Morecambe is a key priority for the city council but if we are to achieve this aim we need private companies to come in and invest.
“Only by attracting and working with major companies can we secure the investment that we so badly need and secure the best possible future for the town and its residents and businesses.
“That’s not to say we are willing to accept development in any form and these plans will be carefully scrutinised to ensure that they are acceptable and we welcome comments from local people.
“But the fact that a company such as Urban Splash is still wanting to come in and invest in Morecambe is a welcome sign and one which we should all support. The submission of these plans is a welcome step forward and moves us closer to our goal of securing the investment we need to put Morecambe back on the map.”
The planning applications will be considered in due course by the council's Planning and Highways Regulatory Committee when feedback from key consultees and retail consultants has been received. The views of local people will also be taken into consideration before a decision is made.
The revised applications can be viewed online at www.lancaster.gov.uk/planning by keying in application number 07/01810/OUT. A computer is available to view the plans at customer service centres at Lancaster and Morecambe Town Halls.
Hard copies of the plans are also available to view at Morecambe Town Hall.
Comments can be submitted either on-line, via email to email@example.com or in writing to Development Control Team, PO Box 4, Town Hall, Lancaster, LA1 1QR.
Comments must be submitted by Monday July 23.
Date Published: 06/07/12