Kentish Town community group campaigns to save heritage building from being demolished
Campaigners are concerned that the proposed demolition of a building will threaten a conservation area in Kentish Town.
The ABC Community Group is dismayed by the proposal by Peter Pendleton and Associates to demolish the building at the junction of Queen’s Crescent and Bassett Street to build flats.
It is in the West Kentish Town Conservation Area and is said to date from the nineteenth century.
Group spokesman Fernando Garc�a-de-Rivas said: “It is this character of the area that local residents feel protective of.
“Queen’s Crescent was an extremely busy and affluent area, hosting one of the most popular street markets in London and major branches of national chains until the redevelopments of the 1960s and 1970s destroyed much of the original buildings and ended up undermining the local economy along the way.
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“Some local people have strong feelings about losing any more of the original features of the neighbourhood.”
A public consultation ends on Wednesday. The community group plans to set up a stall and collect signatures on Saturday opposite the site of the proposed demolition.
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