Plans have been submitted to install a new village sign in Digswell.

The planning application, submitted by Welwyn Parish Council, proposes a more than three-metre tall sign on land adjacent to Hertford Road and close to Harmer Green Lane.

The design has been put together by The Village Sign People, and features a steam train roaring over the iconic Digswell Viaduct, while a Kingfisher looks out over the River Mimram.

1086 will also be included, marking the year Digswell was recorded in the Doomsday Book.

The post for the sign will not feature a plinth, and will instead be mounted in the ground. The sign itself will be made from pierced metal.

In a post by the Digswell Residents Association back in October last year, it was confirmed that £6,000 worth of funding for the sign would be provided by Siemens Mobility Ltd.

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"A financial contribution to the production of the sign has been generously promised by Siemens Mobility Ltd, who are currently based in the village to undertake re-signalling work on the East Coast Main Line," the post read.

"Welwyn Parish Council has agreed to seek a licence from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to erect the sign on their land, seek planning permission, discuss and agree the proposal with Hertfordshire Highways, and erect and maintain the sign as part of their infrastructure portfolio.

"The Village Sign People company has been approached by Digswell Residents Association to design and produce the sign.

"They are very experienced in undertaking such work and have produced many signs throughout the UK, including one for Tewin village.

"Their designer, Diana Burnard, is an artist who studied at the acclaimed Central St Martins School of Art in London."