Nelson town centre 12m. weaving shuttle gets go-ahead

shuttle plan
shuttle plan

PLANS to erect a weaving shuttle in the centre of Nelson have received the unanimous backing of councillors.

The application for the focal point structure, which will be 12 metres high, 1.2 metres wide and stand at the junction of Market Street, Scotland Road and Leeds Road, went before Pendle Council’s Nelson Committee on Monday night, where Coun. Mohammed Iqbal said it would complement the investment in the town centre and would be something that people would be proud of.

He gave his thanks to the council’s town centres mananger Hanna Latty and her team for their work on the project.

The shuttle will light up at night and be made of the steel corten.

Hanna said: “The purpose of the focal point is to give height to the newly-created central space without dominating the area and to create a strong visual link from all areas of the town centre.”

Coun. Sheena Dunn, a member of the Focal Polnt Working Group, said: “We are really excited to see the final designs for this inspired idea. The shuttle reflects thre heritage of the area and is something really unique.”

A council report said that no comments on the shuttle plan had been received from members of the public, either supporting it or in opposition.