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Residents give green light to War memorial plans

Visualisation of the planned war memorial and peace garden proposed to mark the centenary of the First World War in South Ribble.

Visualisation of the planned war memorial and peace garden proposed to mark the centenary of the First World War in South Ribble.

SOUTH Ribble Council says its plans for a new war memorial and peace garden to mark the centenary of the First World War have been “enthusiastically received.”

Design proposals for the memorial were taken around the borough’s Neighbourhood Forums to see what people think about the designs and invite them to get involved.

And now the next stages, to secure planning permission and to bid for special lottery funding for the memorial, are being put into place.

If successful, the council will work with local partners and residents to create, build and run the site, proposed for a central spot in the borough on council-owned land between Leyland and Lostock Hall.

To accompany the war memorial, ideas have been put forward for a peace garden including a seating area, sensory planting, interpretation panels and a linking footpath.

Coun Alan Ogilvie said it was a “very poignant project”.

 

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