‘Greatest threat in a generation’ faces UK’s heritage buildings

Government’s planning reforms will favour new builds over repurposing old structures Britain’s architectural heritage is facing a “once-in-a-generation” threat, the head of one of the country’s foremost conservation groups is warning. Joe O’Donnell, the new director of the Victorian Society, predicted that sweeping changes proposed for the planning system will encourage the demolition of old buildings at a time when heritage groups, reeling from the impact of Covid, have limited resources to protect them. Continue reading...

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