A GRIEVING mum forced to listen as her estranged husband murdered their four young sons has won a two-year battle to put up a memorial in their honour.
Samantha Tolley received the good news yesterday during a family visit to the North Wales beauty spot where the boys died.
Denbighshire council bosses confirmed the 30-year-old does not need planning permission for the commemorative stone plaque at the Horseshoe Pass, near Llangollen.
The Countryside Council for Wales also backed the proposals.
Yesterday Samantha took her baby son Morghan with her to the spot where his brothers were gassed to death.
And she said the little boy, who is just four months old, had given her a reason to carry on living.
Devoted mum Samantha received a phone call from her estranged husband Keith Young in March 2003.
The 38-year-old farm labourer and pub bouncer was said to be jealous of her new relationship and drove the boys to North Wales during an access visit.
He also died in the fume-filled family car.
Yesterday Samantha said: "It is amazing. At last I will be able to get the plaque here for the lads.
"The amount of times they used to run up and down these hills. It will be for them.
"I just don't understand why it has taken so long," she added.
Samantha was given the good news by Roslynne Lumsden who runs the Horseshoe Pass Ponderosa Cafe gift shop.
She led the campaign to have the plaque erected.
Samantha said she is still coming to terms with the death of Joshua, seven, Thomas, six, Callum, five, and three-year-old Daniel.
She recently moved back into the old family home which she once shared with Young in Winsford, Cheshire.
"I am taking it a day at a time," she said.
"I have just moved back into the home and have been doing it up. It is hard.
"There are a lot of memories there," she said.
"I still expect to see the lads running in and out of the house.
"When I look out of the bedroom window I can see them enjoying themselves playing on the tractors there.
"I just have to give it time and see how it goes.
"If I can't settle there then I will sell up and move on."
Speaking candidly about her relationship with Morghan Samantha said: "When he first arrived and he cried I found it hard.
"But he has helped me an awful lot. "When I look at him I can see the boys in him in so many different ways.
"If I didn't have Morghan I wouldn't be here today. He is the only thing that keeps me here ... to stay alive for."
The baby was born by emergency Caesarean after becoming distressed.
Dozens of condolence messages and teddy bears have been left at the memorial site by sympathetic well-wishers alongside family flowers.
A local firm agreed to build a plinth to display the plaque.
Samantha visits the tragic location on the anniversary of the boys' deaths, birthdays and special occasions.
Her relationship with Young crumbled after he became violent.
She embarked on a new relation-ship with engineer Peter Lea in 2003 and discovered she was expecting his child.
Young's reaction was brutal. He drove the boys to a remote beauty spot, started a mower in the back of the car and phoned Samantha.
Police traced the call but were too late.
Samantha miscarried her baby after the trauma. When she fell pregnant again last year she was consumed with guilt and split from Mr Lea.
At the inquest north east Wales coroner John Hughes said the case was one of the most harrowing he had ever dealt with.