Save the Still and Star, Aldgate
The Society is urging people to object to the Still and Star's demolition.
The Victorian Society has strongly objected to proposals to demolish the Still and Star in Aldgate to build a huge office block which will wipe away the area's historic street pattern. We are holding a 'drink in' at the pub on Tuesday 16th August to help people object. You can find out details of the event here.
The pub is a rare reminder of the city's lost intricate street pattern of courts and alley ways and was illustrated by Gustave Dore in his illustration 'a view of harrow alley'. You can read more about the pub's history on the Spitalfield Life blog.
The more people who object the better chances the pub has of survival. When writing your objection base it on ‘material considerations’ e.g.:
- The design of the new development. The design should be high quality and in keeping with the original property and street scene
- The effect on historic buildings and streetscape
- The potential effect on homes nearby, including loss of light, loss of outlook, closeness, loss of privacy and noise disturbance
- Any effect on vehicle, pedestrian or cycle safety.
- Loss of amenity the value to the community of having a pub and the potential for employment provided
- The fact the pub is open and functioning as a community amenity
If you want to start a campaign to save you local pub- read our campaigning guide.
Thursday 11 August, 2016
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