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Palace entrance scheme rejected

Kensington Palace
The plans will go ahead without the entrance

A proposed new cast-iron and glass entrance to form part of a £12m redesign of Kensington Palace has failed to get planning permission.

Daniel Moylan, Kensington and Chelsea council cabinet member for planning, had called the design "almost embarrassingly twee".

The Prince of Wales's architecture charity had supported the design.

Councillors agreed all other aspects of the redesign and it will now go ahead without the proposed entrance.

The plans are aimed at improving visitor numbers to Kensington Palace, the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Historic Royal Palaces, the charity which runs Kensington Palace, said the plans for the entrance had been dropped.



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