Architect unveils plan for Maldon churchyard

Maldon and Burnham Standard: How the churchyard could look according to Paul Lonergan's vision for the site How the churchyard could look according to Paul Lonergan's vision for the site

A second plan for a churchyard once dominated by a large oak tree has been unveiled.

Maldon architect, Paul Lonergan, would like to see the churchyard in front of the town’s Plume Library and Maeldune Heritage Centre turned into a large open space with new trees and benches, and recycled Thames barge masts, which could be used to advertise events.

The site has become exposed after a 100-year-old holm oak was felled in January due to a fungal infection.

Mr Lonergan is the second person to have drawn up ideas for the site.

Chartered designer Tony Claydon has an alternative vision for a two-storey glass building attached to the library and heritage centre, providing new entrances to both, a lift, tourist information centre, new toilets and a kitchen.

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4:47pm Sat 10 May 14

Jack222 says...

Rubbish idea; leave it in peace. It's great as it is.

Are these architects just trying to advertise their services?
Rubbish idea; leave it in peace. It's great as it is. Are these architects just trying to advertise their services? Jack222
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4:49pm Sat 10 May 14

Jack222 says...

And we used to have a pedestrian crossing at the site shown in the picture and it as a total disaster as it snarled up the town so no traffic could move. It was removed! So, that's the first thing wrong with the plan...
And we used to have a pedestrian crossing at the site shown in the picture and it as a total disaster as it snarled up the town so no traffic could move. It was removed! So, that's the first thing wrong with the plan... Jack222
  • Score: 2

2:25am Sun 11 May 14

e5mitch says...

Just plant another oak tree!!
Just plant another oak tree!! e5mitch
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3:16pm Sun 11 May 14

Regbluebottle says...

Why not turn into a Tesco? Equally as ludicrous as Paul *Gronergan's* suggesion.
Why not turn into a Tesco? Equally as ludicrous as Paul *Gronergan's* suggesion. Regbluebottle
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