Planning Support

  We’ve received numerous calls and e-mails from owners who’s listed buildings are under threat from various kinds of development including road widening, residential development and inappropriate building in a conservation area. As these enquiries continue to amass, we wanted to put out some guidance that can benefit all owners in a similar position. The single best piece of advice we can give is to make as much noise as possible about the case. You have a right to make objections on a planning case, which you should do, but also contact your MPs and councillors and the local press.
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Categories: Campaign For Owners.

Response from MHCLG

  Receiving a positive response from central government is something of a rarity, especially for owners of listed buildings. However, the Club are very happy to report that we have recieved an invitation to meet with the new administration at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. We wrote to the ministry under it’s previous leadership, asking them to consider including listed buildings in their Accelerated Planning policy paper. Our hopes were not particularly high, and we were expecting to have to write again to the new minister. However, the new team of Robert Jenrick and Esther McVey have
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Meeting Cadw

    The Club were happy to be invited to meet with Cadw, the Welsh heritage body, last week. Since the launch of our campaign in Wales earlier this year we have been keen to build a stronger relationship with Cadw, so we travelled out to Cardiff for our first meeting with them. We had a really positive and wide ranging discussion about the Welsh heritage landscape. As a government body, Cadw have a slightly different view of the system than ourselves or our members, and it was really good to get their input. We were happy to discuss options
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Categories: Ymgyrch Cymru.

A New Government

    The arrival of a new prime minister is always a difficult time for pressure groups. On the one hand, the Club are hopeful that the new regime will be more receptive to the concerns of over a million listed property owners. On the other, we are concerned that a single issue will continue to paralyse Westminster and prevent progress being made. There are certainly some reasons to be hopeful. Mr Johnson has publicly stated that he will loosen the public purse strings and we are hopeful that this will stem the local government cuts that have caused so
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