Historical building in Kensal Green is given Grade II listing
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Campaigners in Kensal Green are celebrating after a historical building they saved from being demolished has been given a Grade II listing.
Residents sought the English Heritage (EH) status for the EM Lander Memorial in Harrow Road, which dates back to 1833, to prevent any future development plans for the building being waved through with ease.
They took action after an application by ‘Robertson and Lloyd Partnership’ to knock down the showroom and replace it with a four-floor building containing nine flats and a commercial unit was made to Kensington & Chelsea Council
However, the request was rejected last September after the town hall received 60 objections including correspondence from Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, The Kensal Triangle Residents Association (KTRA), councillors in Brent.
In addition Westminster Council also raised a formal objection.
Yesterday EH announced on its website that the building is now Grade II listed which means special consent must before sought to make any changes which might affect its special interest.
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Avril Mackintosh from KTRA told the Times: “It’s amazing to get the news from the Secretary of State that the Landers building is now Grade II listed.
“Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen but we must be vigilant development could still take place.”
Related links: English Heritage listing bid for historical building in Kensal GreenCouncil rejects plans to demolish historical building in Kensal GreenResidents in Kensal Green launch fight to save historical building
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