Frontierland to be discussed

Interactive electronic white boards to help people find their way around the area could be installed as part of the Frontierland site developers’ contribution towards mitigating retail impact in the town.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 14th October 2014, 4:02 pm
Opus North - Frontierland.
Opus North - Frontierland.

An amended planning application has been submitted to Lancaster City Council by Opus North, who are proposing a £17million shopping and leisure development on the site of the former fairground in Morecambe.

Morecambe Town Council will be making observations on the amended application which includes:

lUpdated information on site drainage;

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lUpdated information on the contaminated land report;

lMitigating any retail impact on Morecambe town centre, which includes £200,000 towards public realm improvements – the town council has recommended the installation of interactive electronic white boards;

lTraffic measures on Marine Road, for safety reasons;

lAn updated car park management plan.

In May, the town council made it clear that they wholeheartedly supported the proposed development at Frontierland on the basis that it would bring much needed employment to the area and rid the town of a long derelict site.

Opus North providedLancaster City Council with additional information on a handful of topics, at the request of council officers

This does not constitute a resubmission of the application.

At an extraordinary meeting of Morecambe Town C0uncil today, Tuesday, October 14, at 7pm, councillors will be asked for their views on the amended application in order to confirm their support for the scheme.

Councillors will then consider whether they want to make any further comment to the city council.