Consultation on new locally listed buildings in Watford

Watford Borough Council is asking residents to have their say on the buildings around Watford which they are proposing to add to the Local List of heritage assets that are of historic interest...

Published: Tuesday, 6th November 2018

Watford Borough Council is asking residents to have their say on the buildings around Watford which they are proposing to add to the Local List of heritage assets that are of historic interest.

The Local List includes buildings of all types that are considered to be of local significance, for instance because of their architectural or historic interest. Inclusion on the list ensures that their significance is taken into account when planning applications are dealt with. The consultation on the amended locally listed buildings document runs until 30 November 2018. 

Cllr Iain Sharpe, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Development, said: “There are 240 locally listed buildings in Watford and this document helps protect these buildings, which are a significant part of our local heritage. That’s why it’s so important the council hears from residents about what buildings are important to you.”

The list of buildings includes a wide range of properties and structures, from the Watford Girls’ Grammar School and the town’s Central Library, to Edwardian horse troughs and World War II pillboxes. The list also features buildings in the town that were designed by architects of international importance, such as Erno Goldfinger, Alison and Peter Smithson and Ethel Clara McNamara - one of the first women architects to be recognised as such in England in the 1920s.

To view the document, please visit watford.gov.uk/listedbuildings. Please respond either by email to: strategy@watford.gov.uk or by post to: Place Shaping and Corporate Performance, Watford Borough Council, Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX.

 

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