Work is to start on a giant sculpture of a naked woman which is to be carved into the Northumberland landscape.
The "Goddess of the North" will be made from 1.5 million tonnes of earth from the Shotton mine, near Cramlington after 5 million tonnes of coal has been extracted from the site.
It will stand 34 metres - 10 metres higher than the Angel of the North - and will be 400 metres long.
The sculpture, also knows as Northumberlandia, will form the centrepiece of a 29 hectare public park on the Blagdon Estate with completion expected in 2013. What are your feelings on regenerating areas that have been pillaged or destroyed with monuments made from slag heaps?
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