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Praise for Southwark Council as it takes steps to protect an Edwardian bakery

Councillors in Southwark have given the go-ahead to plans to create a new Conservation Area in the borough.

The new Valentine Place Conservation Area is designed to protect a cluster of industrial buildings to the west of Blackfriars Road in Southwark.  The area includes Webber Street, home to an unlisted Edwardian bakery building.

Earlier this year the owners of the former bakery announced their intention to demolish the building, built in 1907. The Victorian Society wrote to Southwark Council to call for the handsome terracotta and brick structure to be preserved.

Conservation Area status doesn't prevent demolition but means that permission must now be sought before any changes can be made to the exterior of the building.

 

Friday 30 March, 2012

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