Permission granted for new city and county memorial

Planning permission has been granted for Nottingham’s new war memorial to be built on Victoria Embankment. 

The decision to go ahead with the plans was made on 8th November 2018.

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The design, proposed by Letts Wheeler Architects, will display the names of the 14,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians at Victoria Embankment, incorporating a roll of honour for armed services fatalities from the whole of the county and will be the first of its kind.

The monument is part of the 100-year centenary commemorations of the 1914 to 1918 First World War, though it was never planned to be built in time for the celebrations this weekend.

Colonel Tim Richmond, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, said: “I believe this Memorial which honours the Fallen from our City and County in the Great War will be a fitting tribute to their sacrifice. Bringing together the names from some 700 Memorials across the City and County and some names which have never been recorded on a Memorial, together with the County’s Roll of Honour which is online, records the details of all those who died their names will truly live for evermore.”