Artist impression for feature

South Ribble Council plans to place a 1938 Leyland TL fire engine close to the motorway junction and the Leyland Hotel, as the town's next 'Made in Leyland' gateway feature.
South Ribble Council plans to place a 1938 Leyland TL fire engine close to the motorway junction and the Leyland Hotel, as the town's next 'Made in Leyland' gateway feature.

The Leyland Guardian has been given a sneak-peak into what the town’s next big landmark could look like.

As previously reported, South Ribble Council plans to place a 1938 Leyland TL fire engine close to the motorway junction and the Leyland Hotel, as the town’s next ‘Made in Leyland’ gateway feature.

Now, artist impressions have been revealed to show what the landmark will look like once it’s placed inside a giant glass case, if the plans are approved.

It has also been announced that a small-scale ‘Welcome to Leyland’ feature is set to be designed near the railway station, outside the Coppers Tea Rooms on Golden Hill Lane. Coun Matthew Tomlinson, chairman of the Leyland My Neighbourhood Forum, said: “We’re thinking it will be some sort of floral display, saying ‘Welcome to Leyland’ in flowers or in a stone.

“It’s early stages, but we’re looking for sponsors to support it in its construction.

“Ideally, we’d like to get to the stage where we have something at every entrance to the town.

“It makes the place stand out and recognisable through these features, and they do make such a huge difference to the area.

“If people see a photo of the Motors statue outside the market, they know it was taken in Leyland.”

- What do you think of the plans? Email your views to kay.taylor@lep.co.uk