Public invited to help shape future of Eden Project North 3 August

The Eden Project is hosting an engagement event ahead of the Morecambe planning submission due to be submitted later this summer and the digital doors of their forest biome themed community consultation are now open.

Members of the public are invited to take part in the formal three-week engagement event that will feed into the planning application.

The engagement event was launched with a special design-themed edition of Eden’s community conversations.

Lancaster University is one of the founding partners of the Eden Project North. Led by the Cornwall-based environmental charity, Eden Project. The Eden Project North will be designed to help the regeneration of the area socially, economically and environmentally.

A stunning virtual room based on the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall is the venue for the latest engagement event around the plans for Eden Project North in Morecambe. The room is now live, the virtual doors are open and members of the public are invited to come along, find out more and share their views.

The virtual Eden Project North engagement event, which runs from Friday July 16 to Friday August 6, features a video introduction from David Harland, Chief Executive of Eden Project International.

The event gives people the opportunity to see the latest plans for the project and offer formal feedback.

This feedback will then help shape the Eden Project North planning application, which is due to be submitted to the City Council later this summer.

The “room” features tropical plants, a geodesic dome and Eden’s iconic sugar truck.

To mark the opening of the online engagement event, Eden hosted a special edition of its series of ‘Eden Project North community conversations’ themed around the design of the project and featuring David Harland, Eden’s design team and representatives from Grimshaw Architects.

Further Eden Project community conversations have been confirmed for the remainder of 2021 and are now open for registration.

David Harland said: “This is another important milestone on the road to Eden Project North becoming a reality and we hope this virtual format enables us to engage the biggest section of the community under the current circumstances.

“My first trip out of Cornwall this year was to Morecambe recently and there remains a real buzz about creating the project that everybody wants. We’re really looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible to our virtual Eden and hearing what you have to say to us.”

Lancaster University’s Professor Dame Sue Black said: “Lancaster University has a global reputation for excellence that impacts positively on its partners and communities. Eden North chimes with so much of Lancaster University’s work in this space from education and research through to culture, communication and engagement. We are so excited to hear what people have to say about these ground-breaking ideas. The momentum is building.”

Anyone can access the event any time throughout the consultation period through a web browser running on a computer or mobile device.

Eden has kept in touch with Eden Project North supporters with a series of online community conversations, designed to keep the community up to date with the latest developments and enable regular access to the Eden team.

A programme of conversations has been confirmed for the remainder of the year:

Friday September 17, 1pm (https://edenproject.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpce2oqTIiG9IEdbcBdLgwA9r1eVr2NCVb)

Friday October 15, 1pm (https://edenproject.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcOmtqTgpEtdyqGOY276f1MJ2y0BF8V6D)

Friday November 19, 1pm (https://edenproject.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlceGupj0qH9IFdJBBszmcKnY41ElTMK3p)

Friday December 17, 1pm (https://edenproject.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsd-qqrD0pG9K6RFwVZMH2JNZBloh5jx7Q)

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