PLANS to remodel one among Millom’s most well-known magnificence spots into an accessible attraction for guests might result in greater than 100,000 visits to the town every year, in line with new knowledge.
The Iron Line is a undertaking that goals to considerably enhance the distinctive nature reserve of RSPB Hodbarrow.
The proposed enhancements may also have direct advantages on the well being and well-being of residents, as the world will likely be improved to make it extra accessible for strolling and biking.
And there are plans for a brand new welcome heart that will incorporate a café / bar, industrial house and occasion corridor together with an adjoining parking zone.
Working along with Copeland Borough Council, the Millom City Deal Board secured a £ 20.6 million supply in July 2021 for initiatives it has recognized as native priorities.
Robert Morris-Eyton, President of the Millom City Deal Board, stated, “The advantages of the Iron Line are diversified and quite a few and it has been very pleasing to see the event of the undertaking over the previous 12 months.
“It represents a major alternative to benefit from the sweetness and uniqueness of the RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve and use it to offer a major increase to the well being, prosperity and vacation spot standing of Millom and Haverigg.
“The anticipated customer numbers are very encouraging and the purpose now’s to offer the federal government with a full enterprise case for the undertaking by the top of the summer season.”
This system may also incorporate upgrades of historic buildings, together with the incorporation of recent public artwork installations.
The Iron Line is among the 4 initiatives that make up the Millom City Deal. The opposite three are: Activating Group Well being, Reactivate Heritage and Linked Millom and Haverigg.
The Millom City Deal initiatives have now reached the assure stage, which suggests the plans are within the remaining analysis stage earlier than being submitted to the federal government later this 12 months.
Additional particulars for every of the initiatives will likely be made out there on the finish of the insurance coverage section, when individuals can touch upon the proposals.
Residents are invited to affix undertaking crew members and the City Deal Board on the Information Corridor on St George’s Highway, Millom, from 3pm to 7pm as we speak.
A collection of shows will carry the 4 formidable schemes to life.
For extra data on the Millom City Deal, go to millomtowndeal.org.uk