The oversight committee voted 6-5 in favour of its removal.
All six Labour councillors (none representing Ormskirk) voted in favour. Labour cabinet are expected to rubber stamp this.
OWL Cllr Owens (Derby Ward) said “I voted against the removal of the pagoda. There are arguments both ways, but our argument is that given the public outcry about the decision to remove the pagoda in isolation and not as part of a comprehensive improvement scheme,
“it was right to halt and carry out another consultation that engaged local residents. The council consultation last summer clearly failed to get a representative view. It received only 28 responses, yet over a thousand expressed an opinion in a poll just two weeks ago with over 90% opposed to the removal of the pagoda at this time. Labour chose to ignore those views last night.”