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December 2014 news

Strong objections to Bishopsgate Goodsyard plans

Monday 15 December 2014: The applications would cause substantial harm to the setting of designated heritage assets, including listed buildings and conservation areas. Furthermore, the design of the tall buildings is not of a quality commensurate with the great prominence they would have on London's skyline.

Heritage groups warn that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home may lose its listed status

Sunday 14 December 2014: The Victorian Society, English Heritage and other heritage groups have voiced their objections to the latest plans to turn Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home in Surrey, ‘Undershaw’, into a special school

Victorian Society Christmas gift membership offer

Thursday 11 December 2014: Stuck for gift ideas? Don’t know what to buy someone who has everything? Why not give a gift that will last longer than an entire year – membership of the Victorian Society. Memberships bought now will last until the end of February 2016! That’s nearly three months for free.

Last Christmas for historic Midlands Church?

Thursday 11 December 2014: Redditch’s Headless Cross Church will see just one more Christmas if Redditch Borough Council approves plans to demolish it and replace it with housing. The Victorian Society is urging people to object to the application online or face losing the locally listed landmark forever.

Museum of London’s possible move to Smithfield General Market welcomed in principle

Tuesday 9 December 2014: The Victorian Society has welcomed, in principle, the news that the Museum of London may move into Smithfield General Market.

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