Friday, 25 March 2011

Nanananana ... SAVE news...

One of the Sheerness buildings

Bit of a childish crow there, but news from SAVE Britain's Heritage shows the war against nasty developers and those who should be in charge of protection of our built heritage but frequently aren't is unceasing. Some battles you lose, some you spectacularly win.

Will put up full Press Release and pics later on Nemesis Republic blog, but the Spitalfields Trust rescue (with a great deal of SAVE assistance, it's been a longstanding SAVE concern, and SAVE was behind the addition on the World Monuments Fund Watchlist last year) of TEN listed buildings at the Royal Naval Dockyard Sheerness is worth cracking open the fizz for.

Details and slideshow here

Another great piece of news, with wide impact, is a win in the Court of Appeal  v The Secretary of State over demolition controls re historic buildings.

Bishopsgate Goodsyard, demolished...
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SAVE Britain’s Heritage has secured a landmark judgment against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which will introduce new controls over demolitions of buildings and structures under UK planning law.

Great news folk. Well done all.


Update: here's the gov's response


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