The site of a former wild west themed park in Morecambe could be set to be redeveloped after more than two decades. Lancaster City Council confirmed it has purchased the Frontierland site in a 2 August announcement, and said it intends to the use the land to “help drive the reinvention of the town”.
The council paid £3m for the plot, which it acquired from supermarket chain Morrisons, but has yet to publish formal plans detailing how it intends to use the site.
A retail-led scheme with a restaurant, pub and hotel had been previously been approved by the city council, however planning permission has since expired.
“Following the failure of the most recent private sector plans to redevelop Frontierland there was a real possibility that the site could once again be mothballed,” said Tricia Heath, Lancaster City Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for economic recovery. “By owning the land, we now have the potential to use the site to help drive the reinvention of the town and there are a number of options available that provide the opportunity to capitalise on the renewed interest that developers are showing in Morecambe