Planning permission has been granted to build a new Eden Project in the north west of England.

The latest milestone for the Morecambe project comes following years of development and extensive community consultation, leading to the submission of the planning application in September last year.

With planning permission granted, securing funding for Eden Project North is now the major focus of the Eden team. Eden has submitted a business case to the Government, asking for a £70 million public investment in the £125 million project.

Eden Project North is being delivered by the team behind the first Eden Project in Cornwall, alongside local partners.

David Harland, chief executive of Eden Project International, said: “Planning permission is a huge milestone on our journey towards making Eden Project North an exemplar project for Morecambe, Lancashire and the North of England.

“The project is now definitively shovel-ready and a compelling financial case has been made to Government. We are primed and ready to create this beacon to a green and sustainable future, be part of Levelling Up and drive economic and social enhancements across the region.”