In April, Darkin Architects were approached to help improve the gateway to Burry Port with an eye-catching feature to Moreb Roundabout. The design, which required planning consent, is a for a mini-replica of Burry Port's lighthouse, central to the roundabout. The design is set to feature as part of the 2016 Wales In Bloom competition.
Ironically, one of the key differences between the proposed structure and the real thing is that there isn't a light. This would prove a potential hazard to road users.
Councillor Shirley Matthews said the lighthouse design would symbolise a gateway into Burry Port and reflect the town's rich heritage as they prepare to enter the Royal Horticultural Society competition once again this year.
She said: "This lighthouse design shows off a part of our heritage and there is nothing like it anywhere else. The flower beds last year were very attractive and attracted so many people to Pembrey and Burry Port, but they were very labour intensive.
"This year we are looking to make a more sustainable and cost effective display. There will be more sustainable planting which will require very little maintenance. We are aiming to reduce our spending on flowers and have received donations towards the lighthouse to keep the costs down."
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