"Not in our park": campaigners oppose plans for a new memorial

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"Not in our park": campaigners oppose plans for a new memorial

There are fears a project to build a new monument in Westminster could damage some of the area's green space.

Victoria Tower Gardens was chosen as the site for a national memorial to honour those affected by the Holocaust.

The plans include building an underground learning centre, which would see the park being excavated.

But campaigners have raised concerns about the proposals and are calling for it to be moved.

We contacted the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation who are behind the project. The Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette said:

"Design teams have been asked to include plans for landscaping and enhancing the appearance and usability of the gardens for all park-users... We are consulting with local residents and other stakeholders including The Royal Parks and the parliamentary authorities and will continue to do so."

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