A New Holocaust Memorial Would Harm Our Recreation Area, Protest Royal Park Chiefs

Plans to build a new Holocaust memorial in a nearby parliament park were mistreated by the body that occupies the park, claiming that its dark nature would "change what is now a casual park.

The royal parks competed for government plans for the grand memorial and "learning center" of Victoria Tower Gardens in central London, with a very firm objection.

The charity told Westminster planners that the gardens were "an extremely sensitive place" and that the structure "would have significant adverse effects and would fundamentally change the historical character and perspectives associated with the interior and exterior. outside the park ".

"The structure will dominate the park and eclipse the existing memorials, which are of national significance in themselves," the letter says. Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the suffragette, is commemorated.

The Imperial War Museum has approved the construction of a memorial and learning center worth 50 million pounds on the ground, owned by the government .

The Royal Parks also said, "We would not want to close such a large area, or the possibility of the entire park, to visitors during the three years of its construction."

His letter warned that security measures would lead to queues and traffic jams.

The "dark nature" of the memorial would change the nature of what is currently a casual park, he said.

A spokesman for the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government said the memorial would honor victims and survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and inform future generations of the importance of the fight against prejudices and persecution.

"No place in Britain is more conducive to memorial than Victoria Tower Gardens, alongside Parliament, where decisions were made before, during and after the Holocaust, and amidst important memorials commemorating the fight against slavery, inequality and injustice, "he said.

"The proposals have been developed taking into account the context and character of the gardens.

"We will keep 93% of public spaces open, improve the view of Parliament and the Thames and provide a range of accessible seating and a new walk along the embankment."

The government says that no tree will be hurt by the plans.

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