National prayer landmark bigger than Angel of the North granted planning permission
A new national landmark dedicated to answered prayers has been granted planning permission. The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer will eclipse the size of the Angel of North and Brazil's Christ the Redeemer when it's built on the outskirts of Birmingham. It's expected to attract 300,000 visitors to the Coleshill site each year contributing £9.3 million pounds to the local economy. Having already received approval from North Warwickshire Council, planning has now been ratified by the Secretary of State meaning building will commence in Spring 2021 with the hope of completion in Autumn 2022. Welcoming the news, Richard Gamble, who came up with the idea, said: "It's been 16 years since the idea was first born. To finally receive the official consent is incredible. "We are building a very special landmark and it is an amazing opportunity for the British people to leave a legacy of hope for future generations." The landmark will be made up of one million bricks - each representing a story of a prayer from someone around the world which has been answered by God. Visitors will be able to use a specially built app to track each brick's story. Christians are being encouraged to send in their answered prayers so they can be represented in the monument.