Courtesy of James Hughes at the noble Victorian Society, we can take a look an example of a conservation area being extended to protect an endangered building – and by Southwark Council too, just a short way up the river.
In this case, the building under threat was a glorious Edwardian bakery, from 1907.
It was saved by a local residents’ campaign which managed to persuade the Council to create a new Conservation area, thus preventing plans for its demolition.
This is the kind of happy ending we want for our building!
Greenwich Council, why not take a leaf out of Southwark’s book?