Rescue News 113

New demolition controls

SAVE Britain’s Heritage has secured a landmark judgement 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. The case revolved around the decision by Lancaster City Council to authorise the demolition, without prior approval, of the historic Mitchell’s Brewery …

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New Life for Brunel’s Building

The perilous situation of an engine house belonging to one of Britain’s great engineering sons, Isambard Kingdom Brunel owned by Dairy Crest Group Plc in Totnes, Devon was covered in RN 104 and 105. The site was built to house Brunel’s atmospheric railway propulsion system and represents one of only three surviving engine houses from …

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Cleveland Street Workhouse saved!

The Secretary of State has decided to designate the Cleveland Street Workhouse in Central London as Grade II listed. It would seem that all the hardwork of the Cleveland Street workhouse group, numerous heritage organisations and the media have saved the building from planned demolition and development. The workhouse was built in 1775 and is …

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City of Adelaide still grounded

In August 2010, the Scottish Government announced the decision to award preferred bidder status to Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Limited (CSCoAL) to remove the historic clipper City of Adelaide from the Irvine slipway leased by its owner, the Scottish Maritime Museum (SMM) from Ayrshire Metals. This followed a review of the options then available …

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Stonehenge Update

An Inquiry has been announced into proposed Stopping Up Orders for the A344, from its dangerous junction with the A303 at Stonehenge Bottom, and for part of the B3086 so that it might be diverted slightly to the west at Airman’s Corner where it is intended to construct a new roundabout to improve road safety …

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Localism Bill Marches On

Bound for scrutiny in the Lords andpossibly due for Royal Assent this year, one of the coalition’s flagship policies, the Localism Bill, is on its way to giving Eric Pickles andGreg Clark at Whitehall an important policy victory. The Bill’s central themes of power devolution to local councils and local community empowerment are intended to …

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