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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.
This October (6th to 8th) join us in Bath for our AGM weekend and the opportunity to discover the city's Victorian heritage.
These questions on plans to partially demolish Liverpool Street Station and cantilever a tower over the grade II* hotel need answering.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 is one of the finest Arts and Crafts houses in Wolverhampton. The house was completed in 1914 to designs by local architect William Weller.
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 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.
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
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).