Landform goes for national glory

Northumberlandia Face Aerial shot
Northumberlandia Face Aerial shot
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LANDMARK Northumberlandia is again putting the county on the map as it is shortlisted for another award.

The world’s largest human landform was created near Blagdon with a £3million investment by the Banks Group and Blagdon Estate.

The feature, which is at the centre of a 47-acre public park, was designed as part of a ‘restoration first’ scheme for the nearby Shotton Surface Mine, operated by Banks, and around 1.5million tonnes of stone, clay and soil from the site were used for its construction.

Northumberlandia was named best example of Planning In A Rural Area at the Royal Town Planning Institute North East Awards last year.

Now it is going forward for the national awards. It will compete against schemes in Weymouth, Birmingham, Belfast, Snowdonia and Singapore.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London in July.