PLANS to show considered one of Millom’s hottest magnificence spots into an accessible customer attraction might result in greater than 100,000 visits to the town annually, new knowledge reveals.
The Iron Line is a undertaking that proposes to considerably improve the distinctive nature reserve at RSPB Hodbarrow.
The proposed enhancements will even have direct advantages for the well being and well-being of residents as the realm is improved to make it extra accessible for strolling and biking.
And there are plans for a brand new welcome middle with a restaurant/bar, retail house and occasion house, together with adjoining parking areas.
In partnership with Copeland Borough Council, the Millom City Deal Board secured a £20.6 million bid in July 2021 for initiatives it has recognized as native priorities.
Robert Morris-Eyton, Chairman of the Millom City Deal Board, mentioned: “The advantages of the Iron Line are assorted and plenty of and it has been very pleasing to see how the undertaking has developed over the previous 12 months.
“It presents an necessary alternative to use and construct upon the sweetness and uniqueness of the RSPB Hodbarrow Conservancy to considerably increase the well being, prosperity and zoning standing of Millom and Haverigg.
“The anticipated customer numbers are very encouraging and the main target is now on delivering a full enterprise case for the undertaking to the federal government later this summer season.”
The plan additionally consists of upgrades to the historic landmark buildings along with incorporating new public artwork installations.
The Iron Line is considered one of 4 initiatives that make up the Millom City Deal. The opposite three are: Activating Neighborhood Well being, Reactivating Heritage, and Linked Millom and Haverigg.
The Millom City Deal initiatives have now reached the understanding stage, that means the plans will endure a closing evaluation earlier than being introduced to the federal government later this 12 months.
Additional particulars for every of the initiatives shall be made out there after the reassurance section is accomplished, when individuals can touch upon the proposals.
Residents are invited to affix the undertaking groups and the City Deal Board at The Information Corridor in St George’s Street, Millom, immediately from 3pm to 7pm.
A sequence of shows will deliver the 4 bold plans to life.
For extra info on the Millom City Deal, go to millomtowndeal.org.uk