Revealed, our top historic buildings
PUBLISHED: 09:36 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:04 26 October 2009
A HOST of buildings in Potters Bar are set to be flagged up as being of significant historical importance. A list of over 700 buildings from across the borough has been drawn up to go on a register of locally important buildings.
A HOST of buildings in Potters Bar are set to be flagged up as being of significant historical importance.
A list of over 700 buildings from across the borough has been drawn up to go on a register of locally important buildings.
Hertsmere Borough Council is now asking for members of the public to have their say on the plans.
The list includes over 100 properties in our town, such as the air raid warden shelter in Billy Lows Lane, anti-tank defences and a pillbox at Potters Bar Golf Club, and the police station on The Causeway.
It also includes many residential properties, including houses in Cotton Road and Darkes Lane.
The list will provide identified buildings and structures with additional protection through the planning process, but does not mean they are subject to the same statutory controls as if they were listed buildings.
However, it will make the demolition and redevelopment of buildings on the list more difficult, as well as providing an additional basis for the council to reject poorly designed extensions or alterations.
Councillor Hannah David, portfolio holder for planning, said: "The list is made up of buildings which either the public nominated to us, or we assessed with the help of a variety of experts.
"There is a huge variety of different buildings on the list - from unusual office buildings, to properties of local interest, or of particular architectural note, and even homes which date back from a period but are in good condition.
"Many councils hold such lists and while this is different to becoming a listed property, we do hope that by being on the list we can help to retain the character and look of an area."
The six-week public consultation will begin on Saturday (March 1). You can email your views at email@example.com, or write to the council at the civic offices in Borehamwood.
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