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May 2016 news

Secretary of State ‘calls-in’ damaging Ealing conservation area plans

Wednesday 25 May 2016: The Victorian Society took the unusual step of requesting a call in as it considered Ealing Council’s approval of the plans could set a precedent which would threaten conservation areas nationwide

Jane Fawcett, pioneering Victorian Society Secretary, has died

Monday 23 May 2016: The Society’s condolences go out to her family.

Council wrong on Brighton’s Madeira terrace

Monday 23 May 2016: The Morton Partnership, which specialises in works to historic buildings, state that the restoration work is ‘comparatively simple’ with the costs quoted for repairs much higher than should be expected.

Council inaction worse for Grimsby’s image than Sacha Baron Cohen film

Friday 20 May 2016: Sign the petition to get North East Lincolnshire Council to designate a new conservation area to prevent the demolition of internationally important buildings in what was once the largest fishing port in the world.

Hortons’ Estate presented with Birmingham & West Midlands Group Conservation Award

Tuesday 17 May 2016: Hortons’ Estate presented with inaugural Conservation Award for its work restoring the façade of the Grade II*-listed Grand, on Birmingham’s Colmore Row.

Nominate 2016’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings

Thursday 5 May 2016: Nominations close Friday 1 July. An updated campaigning guide accompanies this year's search to encourage people to fight for the buildings they are concerned about.

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