A £25MILLION Holocaust memorial will be built outside Parliament after ministers stepped in to override planning laws.
The monument and education centre in Victoria Gardens has been slammed by residents and heritage groups who say it will ruin the green space.
An artist’s vision of the £25million Holocaust memorial
And last year the High Court ruled it couldn’t go ahead.
Housing Secretary Michael Gove introduced a Bill to override historic laws stopping the large gold structure from being approved.
The minister insisted the monument will serve as an important reminder of the horrors of anti-Semitism.
He said: “As a nation, it is vital we learn from the past to build a future which is free from prejudice and hatred.
“This memorial will rightly sit at the heart of Westminster, alongside other great symbols of our democracy, and will act as an inspiration to the whole nation for generations to come.
“Today’s Bill is timely as the remaining survivors are becoming older and fewer in number, meaning it is vital that we push ahead with the Memorial – we owe it to the six million Jewish people who were murdered.”