Re: Re: Room to Remove
You’re effectively suggesting that all “period” (definition?) houses should be listed.
I’m suggesting that dwellings where original detail & styling consistent with a particular era have endured, be respected.
Blanket definitions aren’t possible or practical. However, given that every architect cannot be relied upon to ensure the merits of protecting period features are understood, and in many instances no architect is involved – the planning process will have to step up, and where necessary prevent home owners from gutting sound period dwellings.
The result of indifference is a proliferation of empty vessels that scar the urban fabric.
Meaningless pockets of mediocrity that are to me almost more offensive than a new build pastiche.