PLANS to build a war memorial to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War have been submitted.

West Bradford Parish Council has made an application to Ribble Valley Council's planning committee to erect a Celtic cross style war memorial on the council-owned Coronation Gardens, in Grindleton Road, West Bradford.

The Coronation Gardens, which are situated on the junction of Waddington Road, Grindleton Road and Clitheroe Road in West Bradford, were dedicated for village use over 100 years ago.

It is believed the Gardens were first established to celebrate the coronation of King George V in June 1911.

In the planning proposal, West Bradford Parish Council said: "We see the erection of a war memorial as the next step of evolution of the Gardens as an asset for local people and a step which reflects the history of the village.

"The Gardens respectfully honour its war dead, whilst also developing physical aspects of the site for the benefit of residents now and in the future."

The council has also said the design of the war memorial will be sympathetic to and fully integrated with the local environment in what it describes as a 'significant local project'.

Andrew Glover, clerk to West Bradford Parish Council, said: "I think the intention would be to remember the centenary at the end of the war and to have a physical monument that would coincide and commemorate the 100 year anniversary.

"There would be space left for any future names but at the moment the names are from those who passed away in the First and Second World Wars.

"It would be a typical Celtic stone cross with some minor refurbishments to the Coronation Garden area.

"There would be some minor construction works to the site if the application is accepted.

"We would also like to involve the local community in the project going forward if the plans are accepted.

Paul Elms, deputy leader of Ribble Valley Council and ward councillor for the area, said: "I have seen the outlined designs and I like them. I think the Coronation Gardens are an ideal place for it.

"I am not aware of any objections and I think the Parish Council should be congratulated for bringing the plan forward."