South Lakeland's economy could see a huge boost from a new multi-million pound project across the bay in Morecambe.

Councillor Giles Archibald, leader of South Lakeland District Council, said Eden Project North would be a 'terrific boost to the area.'

"I'm very supportive of it and I think it will a terrific boost to the area and of course the Morecambe Bay community," he said.

"People will come and see the beauty of our area and want to stay."

Eden Project North has submitted a business case asking for a £70m investment from the Government to help make the project a reality.

The organisation has estimated the project will cost in the region of £125million and are seeking a mixture of private and public funds to make up the difference beyond any central Government funding.

The report presents Eden Project North as a key driver of the UK’s post-Covid green recovery, which would deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits for Lancashire and the wider North West region.

The attraction, comprised of a series of different zones, is projected to attract one million visitors a year and will directly employ more than 400 people, with the business case estimating a visitor spend of more than £200million per year in the region.

Above the Bay there is planned to be plant and art installations and below there will be a series of immersive and dramatic theatrical experiences, as well as the Natural Observatory to showcase cutting-edge science.

These areas will be joined by the Bay Hall, a welcome area to Eden Project North, and the Food Experience, which celebrates the food of the Bay and the surrounding area. Also included is an outdoor arena for live performances.

Eden Project's first site in Cornwall has proved hugely successful since it opened in 2001, welcoming more than 22 million visitors and adding more than £2billion to the regional economy.