West End Morecambe Big Local

Frontierland Consultation


Aerial photo of the disused Frontierland site. Photo © www.jcdrones.co.uk

Lancaster Council is now entering into local consultation about the Frontierland site, both within the community and with key stakeholders. This will help instruct the council as to which objectives it wishes to pursue. Plans will begin to take shape once a tender process has been agreed and developers are invited to tender.

WEM has agreed to support this consultation, because the site is technically part of the West End, with the development being literally on our doorstep.

Our hope is that people’s contributions can give a meaningful voice to the people of the West End in these negotiations and that the council and potential developers will take on board the communities’ aspirations as well as commercial needs. Most developers know that by working to meet local interests they will reap far deeper rewards in the long term.

So, we encourage everyone to put forward comments and make the voice of the West End a loud one.

Press Release: Views wanted on objectives for former Frontierland site

Lancaster City Council is asking people for their views on a set of draft objectives that will help to steer proposals for the former Frontierland site in Morecambe.

Frontierland has been a vacant eyesore on Morecambe’s seafront since closing in the late 1990s. For over 20 years it was subject to a number of failed private sector schemes until it was bought by the city council to kickstart redevelopment. A project board set up to oversee the overall vision for the site’s future is now asking people and organisations for their views on a set of high-level objectives that will guide development. At three-hectares (7.5 acre) the Frontierland site is the largest development opportunity in central Morecambe for many years.

To understand the potential for private sector investment and the types of development that could be considered, the council recently asked for Expressions of Interest with an emphasis on leisure-led proposals. Eight proposals were received in total and these have been used as a starting point to help draft the objectives.

Drop-in consultation events are taking place from 10:30 am until 2:30 pm on 23 November at the Festival Market and 24 November at Morecambe Library to talk more about the objectives and gather people’s views.

You can also get involved with the consultation by visiting the web address below or by scanning the QR code and sending in your comments.

QR Code to access the consulation form

Closing date for comments: 12 noon, 3 January 2024