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Victorian Society's amendments removing permitted development rights for demolition debated in the House of Lords


Baroness Andrews, Lord Carrington of Fulham and Lord Shipley championed our amendments to the Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill which would remove Permitted Development Rights for demolition. The amendments, detailed below, do not go to a vote at committee stage. We intend to bring the issue back at report stage following the Society’s useful meeting with the Heritage Minister, Lord Parkinson to discuss the issues.

Book tickets for our AGM weekend and discover Bath's Victorian heritage this October


This October (6th to 8th) join us in Bath for our AGM weekend and the opportunity to discover the city's Victorian heritage.

10 difficult questions to ask about the Liverpool Street Station demolition plans!


These questions on plans to partially demolish Liverpool Street Station and cantilever a tower over the grade II* hotel need answering.

​The Victorian Society encourages people to object to insensitive 10 storey tower at Gloucester's historic docks


The Victorian Society has objected to plans to redevelop the Grade II listed former Downings Malthouse. The plans would heavily alter what survives of the listed buildings, with new residential development behind the retained facades, including a 10 storey tower. This would harm Gloucester’s historic docks, the wider city scape and set a worrying new precedent for allowing inappropriately tall buildings in the Cathedral city.

City of London’s protection of heritage and the environment questioned as tower overshadowing Leadenhall Market approved


The Victorian Society objected to plans for a 32-storey tower in Leadenhall Market Conservation Area which will loom over one of the city’s architectural jewels - the 1881 Grade II* listed Leadenhall Market.

Rent office space at our Grade II listed headquarters in Chiswick, London


Do you know a charity or small business that could rent an office space at our Grade II listed headquarters at 1 Priory Gardens, Chiswick, London?

The Victorian Society objects to insensitive redevelopment of historic brewery maltings in Dorchester


The Victorian Society is urging the public to object to insensitive plans to re-develop the 1879 Grade II Maltings building in the Dorchester conservation area to create 46 flats.

The latest Victorian magazine is now available to our members


The March edition of the Society’s magazine is published and is devoted to the charity’s newly established Young Victorians group with the main features written by authors aged under 30.

Victorian Society’s climate emergency push to require planning permission for demolition

Baroness Andrews has put forward the Victorian Society’s amendment to the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill to require planning permission for demolishing buildings. Shockingly most buildings can currently be demolished without planning permission if they are not listed or in a conservation area.

The Victorian Society seeks listing for historic Somerset rectory designed by famous architects to prevent its demolition


The Victorian Society is urging the public to object to plans to partially demolish a Victorian rectory in Shepton Mallet, Somerset designed by a famous architect F. C. Penrose who was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1894-6) and Surveyor of the Fabric at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Victorian Society seeks listing for historic West Sussex rectory designed by a famous architect to prevent demolition


The Victorian Society is urging the public to object to plans to demolish an Edwardian rectory designed by a famous architect in the seaside village of Apuldram, West Sussex. The Society has asked that Chichester Council issue a building preservation notice, to protect it whilst it is being considered for listing.

Tettenhall Court one of the finest Arts and Crafts houses in Wolverhampton successfully listed

Tettenhall Court is one of the finest Arts and Crafts houses in Wolverhampton. The house was completed in 1914 to designs by local architect William Weller.

Little Barford Manor House in Bedfordshire successfully listed


Victorian Society Conservation adviser wrote in support of this listing

Birmingham City University Wins 2022 West Midlands Conservation Award


The Birmingham & West Midlands Group of the Victorian Society has announced its eighth annual conservation award which goes to Birmingham City University, in recognition of the City University’s exemplary restoration of the Eccles Works as part of the STEAMhouse development.

The Victorian Society objects to plans to demolish historic carriage showrooms in Manchester


The Victorian Society is urging the public to object to plans to demolish Reedham House, a grade II listed part of a historic carriage works in Garden Lane, Manchester and replace it with a 14 storey block.

Relaunched Liverpool Street Station Campaign names Griff Rhys Jones as President and asks public to sign petition


The campaign's slogan: SEE IT, SAY IT, SAVE IT! All aboard!! Sign the petition here! The public can donate to the Society’s Liverpool Street Station fighting fund here.

The Pevsner Architectural Guides in the 21st Century


Join the Victorian Society for its new series of seven online talks The Pevsner Architectural Guides in the 21st Century given by the highly accomplished and authoritative Pevsner authors themselves

Liverpool Street Station Development Consultation Begins in London

The Liverpool Street Station development consultation has begun in London. There is a two day exhibition organised by Network Rail, developer Sellar and MTR, an operator of rail transport services, on 18th and 19th January 2023 from 12pm - 7pm at The Andaz London Liverpool Street hotel (formerly the Great Eastern Hotel).

The Victorian Society welcomes the charity's new Media and Communications Manager


The Victorian Society is delighted to welcome Marie Clements as Communications and Media Manager.

Liverpool Street Station listing revisions should spell end for demolition plans


Liverpool Street Station and the Great former Eastern Hotel now have revised listings that include most of the 90s redevelopment

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