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Heritage Group Supports New Conservation Area in City of London

Heritage Group Supports New Conservation Area in City of London
16 November 2023

Heritage building protection group “SAVE Britain’s Heritage” has pledged its support for a new conservation area between Creechurch, Leadenhall and Aldgate.

They argue that the creation of a new heritage zone would highlight the architectural importance and history of particular streets and buildings in East London. It would also guide developers of future buildings in the area. Other heritage organisations including The Twentieth Century Society and The Victorian Society also support the campaign.

If plans go ahead, it would remove permitted development rights where owners would not be able to demolish unlisted buildings without planning permission.

The proposed new conservation area would include many of the area’s listed buildings such as:


  • Bevis Marks Synagogue, Grade I listed and the oldest operating synagogue in Europe
  • Grade I-listed Georgian Church of St Botolph-without-Aldgate, 
  • Grade II* listed Holland House on Bury Street 
  • Grade II listed Aldgate School on Aldgate Place Square, the only state school in the Square Mile.


The proposal also seeks to protect the 1926 frontage of Aldgate Underground Station, built by Charles Walter Clark.

The City of London already has 27 conservation areas which are areas of special architectural and historic interest.

The deadline for comments to the public consultation passed on 6 November 2023, and it’s expected that the consultation’s analysis will be published around 14 December 2023.

Picture: a photograph of the 1926 frontage of Aldgate Underground Station. Image Credit: SAVE Britain's Heritage

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 16 November 2023


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