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Durham Market Place

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THE CITY OF DURHAM TRUST APPEAL TO REPLACE OUR RESTORED HORSE TO ITS HISTORIC POSITION Durham City Vision has lodged a planning application (4/09/00533/LB) to re-site the Lord Londonderry statue at the top end of the Market Place in order to make more space for events. The City of Durham Trust approves of several aspects of the Heart of the City Regeneration project, but objects to the proposal to re-site the Statue on the following grounds: In terms of history, architecture and alignment the Equestrian Statue forms a mid-19th century grouping of three listed structures along with the Town Hall and St Nicholas Church. The Statue is the heart of the square. It plays a pivotal role, giving coherence to the Market Place, and is a popular meeting point. The Statue is the focal point from all three entrances to the Market Place. The proposed new site will leave the tall Statue side-lined, a bystander looking down over a barren Market Place for most of the time, except when events are taking place. If you agree, the Trust invites you to sign this Petition. Any submission must be in by xxth July. If you prefer, print this page, sign it, givng your postal address,and return it to any Trustee or to the Hon Sec, c/o Blackett, Hart and Pratt LLP, Kepier House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW. TIME IS SHORT: PLEASE ACT AT ONCE!




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