A CHRISTMAS castle is set to be installed on a defunct water fountain in a Colchester shopping centre.

Culver Square is looking to install the temporary structure between the third week of November and the second week of January and has submitted a planning application to Colchester Council.

The pink castle decoration will feature lights and other Christmas decorations and temporarily cover the fountain structure, which has not featured running water for some time.

Chelmsford Weekly News: A drawing of the castle construction from the planning applicationA drawing of the castle construction from the planning application

Colchester Council will have the final say on the plans.