Boris Johnson says Eden Project "very likely" to come to Morecambe

January 08, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Eden Project is "very likely" to come to Morecambe.

Mr Johnson was speaking during Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament on Wednesday afternoon, replying to a question asked by David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale.

Mr Morris said: "I want to reiterate that Morecambe needs the Eden Project.

"Would the Prime Minister like to come to Morecambe to see me about getting the Eden make Morecambe the best place on the face of this earth?"

Mr Johnson replied: "The Eden Project is now, thanks to the Chancellor (Sajid Javid), very likely to come to Morecambe."

This was the most positive indication yet that Mr Javid may include major funding for the Eden Project North in the upcoming Budget, scheduled for March 11.

The Eden Project wants to build a major attraction on Morecambe seafront, similar to the smash hit Eden Project in Cornwall.

Plans are at an early stage and the project is still awaiting planning approval and funding.

The new facility would be themed around the natural beauty of Morecambe Bay and would also have a 4,000-capacity outdoor arena designed for live music and entertainment.

Mr Morris said afterwards: "I wanted to use the first PMQs of the Parliament to put Morecambe and our Eden Project on the top of the Prime Minister’s agenda.

"The Prime Minister has now committed to the project saying that thanks to the Chancellor, Eden is very likely to happen.

"It is a fantastic position for us to be in ahead of the Budget scheduled for March 11 and I know the team at Eden are really pleased with the PM’s words today."