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Victorian Society President, Lord Briggs of Lewes, has died

Wednesday 16 March: Lord Briggs was an eminent historian of the Victorian period and will be much missed. The Society’s condolences go out to his family.

Secretary of State must ‘call-in’ damaging Ealing redevelopment

Thursday 10 March: The redevelopment of an entire block within Ealing Town Centre Conservation Area set a precedent threatening the survival of conservation areas nationwide.

Ealing Council must reject redevelopment plans

Friday 19 February: A major redevelopment of an entire block within Ealing Town Centre Conservation Area would have an ‘irrevocable and negative impact’ on central Ealing’s ‘fundamental character and appearance’ - leaving the conservation area so devalued that it loses all meaning.

The Grand Hotel wins new Birmingham and West Midlands Group award

Thursday 11 February: The restoration of facade of The Grand Hotel in Birmingham has won the Victorian Society’s Birmingham and the West Midlands Group’s first conservation award for work on Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the region.

Traffic tunnel plan poses massive threat to London’s historic buildings

Tuesday 9 February: Transport for London should carefully consider the huge loss of historic London buildings that the plan would be likely to cause.

Extension plans for listed Louisa Ryland House opposed

Friday 29 January: The Victorian Society is objecting to Graftongate Properties’ plans for a double height roof extension for Grade II listed Louisa Ryland House in the centre of Birmingham

Stop the ‘Paddington Pole’!

Friday 22 January: The Victorian Society is strongly objecting to plans to demolish the former Royal Mail sorting office to build the 72 storey ‘Paddington pole’. The proposals entail the complete loss of the existing handsome building and would cause ‘substantial harm’ to the setting of nearby listed buildings and the conservation area.

Historic London buildings set for demolition under Crossrail 2 plans

Sunday 3 January: Imposing buildings in Victoria, off Oxford Street and Wimbledon are among those which may be lost. The public has until Friday 8 January 2016 to examine maps of the areas under threat and respond to the consultation.

Reverse ‘heritage vandalism’ of listed Birmingham building

Tuesday 15 December 2015: Birmingham City Council must take fresh action against the owner of the Grade II listed Zara’s restaurant on Broad Street.

Charity plans to demolish early social housing in Chelsea

Monday 7 December 2015: The Victorian Society is objecting to Affinity Sutton Homes’ application to demolish Sutton Dwellings - a 1913 social housing scheme in Chelsea. The public can comment on the planning application before consultation closes on 11 December.

Action needed to save nationally important gothic revival chapel

Thursday 26 November 2015: The Victorian Society and the Pugin Society are asking Hastings Borough Council to take action to prevent further damage to a Grade II* listed chapel designed by Edward Pugin .

Victorian Society Christmas gift membership offer

Thursday 19 November 2015: Give a gift that lasts longer than a year – membership of the Victorian Society. Memberships bought now last until the end of February 2017!

Reading University should abandon plans to demolish hall used in WWI

Wednesday 11 November 2015: The University of Reading should mark Remembrance Day by abandoning plans to demolish a hall of residence which housed Royal Air Corps cadets during the First World War.

Once in a generation chance to tear down Hull’s ‘Berlin Wall’

Thursday 22 October 2015: Hull should abandon its plan for a footbridge and take the radical step of reuniting its centre with the Humber by burying a section of the A63.

Griff Rhys Jones launches 2015 Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Wednesday 16 September 2015: Top Ten Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings in England and Wales 2015 revealed

Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier on Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 15 September 2015: The Society urges the Council to work with the pier’s owner and the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust to quickly establish a planning brief for development before it is too late

Wolverhampton’s St Luke’s Church on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 15 September 2015: The Society urges the Church to redouble its efforts to find someone willing to take on the building rather than closing it and leaving it empty indefinitely

Sheerness Boat Store, Kent, on Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 15 September 2015: The Society urges the owners of the Grade I-listed building seek inspiration from the way former naval buildings are re-used at Chatham Dockyard to find a future use the building

Overstone Hall, Northampton, on Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 15 September 2015: The Society urges the Hall’s owner to take action to ensure the building survives

London’s Ladywell Baths on Top Ten Endangered Buildings list

Tuesday 15 September 2015: The Society urges Lewisham Council to redouble its efforts to find a developer able to bring the building back to life

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