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Plans to rip up park to build £50million Holocaust museum branded ‘unworkable’ by Royal charity

Plans to rip up a historic park next to the Houses of Parliament and build a £50million Holocaust museum are branded ‘unworkable’ by Royal charity

  • Plans to build a holocaust memorial next to Parliament branded ‘unworkable’ 
  • The Royal Parks – which cares for the park – refused to back the plan last night
  • The Government had chosen Victoria Tower Gardens for the museum and monument

Plans to rip up a historic park next to the Houses of Parliament and build a £50 million Holocaust museum in its place have been called ‘unworkable’ by a Royal charity that manages the site.

The Government chose Victoria Tower Gardens as the place for the new museum and monument, to be provided by Westminster City Council.

Supporters of the scheme say their presence makes it a fitting location for the new memorial. The winning design for the proposed Holocaust Memorial is pictured above [File photo]

But last night, The Royal Parks – which cares for the park – refused to back the plan.

In a damning letter to the council’s planning department, Royal Parks estates director Darren Woodward said that Victoria Tower Gardens was ‘not an appropriate location’, adding that the museum would ‘dominate the park and eclipse the existing listed memorials which are nationally important in their own right’.

Current memorials include a statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and the Buxton memorial to the abolition of slavery.

Supporters of the scheme say their presence makes it a fitting location for the new memorial. The Imperial War Museum has previously said that it should be the home of the Holocaust Museum.

The Government chose Victoria Tower Gardens as the place for the new museum and monument, to be provided by Westminster City Council. But last night, The Royal Parks – which cares for the park – refused to back the plan [File photo]

The Government chose Victoria Tower Gardens as the place for the new museum and monument, to be provided by Westminster City Council. But last night, The Royal Parks – which cares for the park – refused to back the plan [File photo]

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