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Marks and Spencer is people’s choice for ex-fairground site

Marks and Spencer is the people's choice for a planned new development at the ex-Frontierland site.

Marks and Spencer is the people's choice for a planned new development at the ex-Frontierland site.

Marks and Spencer and Debenhams have topped a residents’ poll of shops they would most like to see on the Frontierland site.

A survey by Opus North, who want to develop the old ex-fairground into a shopping park, had the two high street giants as clearly the most popular choices.

Next on the list of preferred choices were TK Maxx, followed by H&M.

Opus North are in talks with some of these big-name retailers hoping to attract them to the planned £17m site.

A report says the public has given “overwhelming support” to the plans for the ex-fairground on Morecambe seafront.

The survey results were revealed as Opus North fomally submitted plans for the development to Lancaster City Council.

The council planning committee will meet to make a decision on the plans later this year. The Polo Tower and Ranch House would be demolished as part of the plans, which also include a new family pub, hotel and restaurants.Marks and Spencer used to have a food and clothing store on Euston Road in the town centre until it closed more than 25 years ago.

 

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