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Park to mark mines heritage site
A design team has been appointed to create a park at the gateway to the world heritage mining site in Cornwall.

Landscape architecture firm, Land Use Consultants, will design the proposed park at Robinson's Shaft in Pool.

They were the winners of a design competition launched last year to create a park beside one of Cornwall's best preserved tin and copper mines.

The project now needs to get lottery funding and the final design will be submitted in May.

Ideas from Land Use Consultants include an illuminated tower, a garden commemorating the Cornish Migration, and a locally inspired play space.

The county was a migration hot spot in the British Isles during the 19th century as the mining industry went into decline.

The world heritage site announcement last year by Unesco, the United Nations' cultural organisation, means the area has a stronger hand in applying for grants to enhance the area.

During the 18th and 19th centuries the mines of the area were the world's largest source of tin and copper.

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