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Lancashire landmarks redesigned
The Singing Ringing Tree design for Burnley
The sound of the Singing Ringing Tree is being changed
Public artworks proposed for three high points of Lancashire moorland are being redesigned to take the opinions of local residents into account.

The Panopticons project will see six landmarks built in the Ribble Valley, Burnley and Hyndburn.

Designers are looking for a new site for a viewing wall which was planned for Kemple End after residents protested at a meeting on 9 March.

Revised plans for artworks in Burnley and Hyndburn go on display next week.

The design for a "Singing Ringing Tree" to be built in Burnley, a musical sculpture which incorporates pipes which sound with the wind, is being altered after residents were concerned about type the noise it would make.

A New Landscape on the Hill
A hilly space planned for Hyndburn is being redesigned
Plans for a hilly community space in Hyndburn are being revised after residents were concerned that the plans did not consider the history or heritage of the area.

"Public in Hyndburn agreed to the principal of the project but were uncomfortable with the designs," Gail Knight of the Panopticons project said on Thursday.

"The designer said he was using the initial designs to provoke debate and discussion. Now he is redeveloping the design and it will be radically different.

"He has done his research on the heritage of the town and the history - I think the new designs will be more in keeping with what the public is asking for," she said.

Panoramic views

Work is due to begin on the three other landmarks - the 25-metre Halo, dubbed "the flying saucer" in Rossendale, Colourfields for Blackburn and the Atom for Pendle.

Panopticon means a structure which creates a panoramic view, setting down the aim of the project on some of the county's highest points.

Mid Pennine Arts is co-ordinating the Panopticons and the first three designs were created as part of a competition with the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The structures - which are all shelters, viewing platforms or beacons - will be built by 2007.




SEE ALSO:
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10 Mar 05 |  Lancashire
'Singing tree' rings from hilltop
07 Feb 05 |  Lancashire
'Flying saucer' lands on skyline
18 Jan 05 |  Lancashire
Landscape landmarks unveiled
10 Mar 04 |  Lancashire
No tinsel for mill town
16 Jul 03 |  Lancashire


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