Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Urban Splash Prom plans back before Planning

Revised proposals from developers Urban Splash for the Central Promenade area of Morecambe to be considered by councillors next month.

The revised proposals to redevelop the Central Promenade area of Morecambe will be presented to Lancaster City Council's Planning and Highways Regulatory Committee on Monday 4th February.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 10.30am at Lancaster Town Hall.

One of the original designs proposed for the Central Promenade by Urban Splash
Objectors argue the new buildings are too high.
The outline planning application, submitted by Urban Splash, has been the subject of statutory and public consultation since the plans were amended last year and there was plenty of hot debate about their plans at the time (see news story).  Since then, council officers have been assessing the comments received and will make their recommendation to the committee.

The firm previously submitted plans for the area in 2007 and 2010 but both were rejected following local opposition.

The report and officer recommendation will be available for viewing on the city council’s website later this week.

Should anyone wish to register to speak at the meeting, they can do so by contacting the council on 01524 582903 before noon on Thursday 31st January.


Chris Satori said...

Is this Morecambe Prom? The scale and view angles in this artist's impression are confusing. What has happened to the Platform, Aldi and the Superbowl? They seem to have been leveled to a playing field. The Midland appears to have sacrificed its carpark. I've no idea what I'm being sold here.

The picture of the sunlit inside aisle of the proposed development is attractive (I'm betting £10 the scale / perspective is also way out though) but missing something. It should come with a canned soundtrack of 'Girl from Ipanema'. Great place for a mobility scooter hire outlet! I hope it's got good lifts.

John Freeman said...

Per post this is one of the earlier designs submitted, we'll have to wait and see if they include some new images that take into account the things that are missing in the picture!

Anonymous said...

The artists impression is a true representation of how the monsterous Russian stalag style monolithic flat blocks will look as per the very basic plan and elevation drawings submitted in their latest revised application will look.

I must commend the City Council Planning Officers for recommending to refuse an application which has been live for over 5 years now. How much has this cost us, how much have Urban Splash paid to date in planning fees and what are the benefits for Morecambe so far? (NB The Dome was demolished at our expense for this!)

Decision here:- http://committeeadmin.lancaster.gov.uk/documents/s41760/Central%20Promenade%20Redevelopment%20Site%20Marine%20Road%20Central%20Morecambe.pdf