Locals Call Buddhist Temple in Ulverston an "Eyesore"

August 2, 2005

Source: Northwest Evening Mail


On August 2, 2005 the Northwest Evening Mail reported, "A Buddhist temple has been branded an eyesore. To many the Manjushri Kadampa Buddhist Centre, at Conishead Priory, Ulverston, is a peaceful place of refuge. But in a council debate about proposed changes to the centre’s roof, Councillor Brenda Marr said: 'I was not happy with the building when it went up. I thought it was an eyesore. I don’t think it fits in with the surroundings at all.' The owners of the World Peace Buddhist Temple want to remove a slate roof and replace it with a golden glass one to provide more light inside the temple... If South Lakeland planners approve the application the new golden-glassed lantern structure would be similar in design to a temple at another Buddhist centre in America."