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The City of London’s Planning and Transportation Committee has given the green light to the 55 Gracechurch Street skyscraper, on the edge of the City’s high-rise cluster and adjacent to many listed and historic buildings.
The Victorian Society is calling for Preston City Council to refuse plans to alter one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the country.
High-rise development by Texan billionaire raises major concerns over the damage to Brixton’s historic environment.
The Victorian Society is the latest national body calling for Worcester City Council to reject Lowesmoor redevelopment plans. These would demolish historic buildings in a conservation area including a former music hall long associated with the male impersonating star, Vesta Tilley. The Society is in the process of submitting listing applications to help ensure their survival.
The Victorian Society strongly objects to the Diocese of Hereford’s plans to demolish a historic rectory in Hereford. Not only would this see Hereford’s architectural heritage diminished but reuse of existing buildings, rather than demolition, is vital to meeting the environmental commitments of both the council and the Church of England.
An application was filed on Friday to request leave for a judicial review into Liverpool City Council's decision to allow a zip wire in the heart of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.
The Victorian Society deplores the recent decision of Liverpool City Council to grant planning permission for a zip wire between St John’s Beacon and the Central Library building.
The Victorian Society is sorry to announce that due to the coronavirus outbreak we are cancelling all of our events until further notice. However, apart from event cancellations, we will be running business as usual and continuing our fight to protect our Victorian buildings.
The Victorian Society requests a public inquiry into the Silverthorne Lane development in a final bid to save an irreplaceable part of Bristol’s industrial heritage.
The Victorian Society urge Bradford Council to save the remains of a historic piece of Victorian architecture currently facing demolition.
A historic Grade II-listed orphanage complex in Preston faces the wrecking ball to make way for a housing development.
The Victorian Society expresses its grave concern over reports that Sheffield City Council intends to cut up to 40 jobs within its planning department, stressing that the repercussions of these cuts could result in the loss of many of the city’s historic buildings.
Christopher Costelloe, Director of the Victorian Society, said: “This year’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings is a particularly rich mix, with buildings of amazing quality throughout the country facing demolition or ruin. With a great country house, one of the country’s most important industrial complexes, and public buildings at the heart of our cities all on the list, it is vital that we get the public’s help to try to save our threatened heritage.”