Decision on Holocaust Westminster memorial expected in November
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Decision on Holocaust Westminster memorial expected in November

The proposal with cross-party support in Parliament and the backing of the last five prime ministers has faced staunch criticism from heritage groups and residents

Victoria Tower Gardens is the proposed site of the memorial
Victoria Tower Gardens is the proposed site of the memorial

A decision on plans for a Holocaust memorial and museum in Victoria Tower Gardens is expected to be made in November at the earliest, JN understands. 

Westminster City Council’s major planning applications committee, which comprises half a dozen councillors, will reportedly vote in October.

The memorial and museum has cross-party support in Parliament and the backing of the last five prime ministers and leading faith representatives.

But it has also faced staunch criticism from heritage groups and residents, who say it is in the wrong place and will obstruct historic views.

Clare Annamalai, a local resident and member of the Save Victoria Tower Gardens campaign group, said earlier this year: “We don’t think you should build in parks and particularly small historic parks of this kind.”

“The scale… is deliberately obtrusive because it’s intended to be shocking and attention-grabbing,” she added.

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