by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 10 March, 2017
Council officers have recommended that the Prince Regent should be locally listed. Members of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee of the Council will consider this recommendation at their meeting on Tues 21 March at 7.30pm.
Historic England advises that “creating a local heritage list is a way for local communities to identify and celebrate historic buildings”. Sutton has held a local list of notable buildings for a number of years and, currently, it comprises 90 different buildings and structures.
The Council is limited in how it can protect locally listed buildings as planning permission is generally not required for demolition. The Council can require details on the method of demolition, and planning permission is only required for the demolition of buildings and structures over a certain size in a conversation area. Therefore, protection is generally limited to what is described in the Draft Local Plan: “The Council will encourage the retention, repair and reuse of Locally Listed Buildings and Structures.”
So committee support for the recommendation will be a way of stating the Council’s position, that this pub is identified as an historic building that should be retained.3 Comments