Petition Sheffield City Council to save the Old Coroner's Court and other historic buildings in the Castlegate area: https//chn.ge/2KGH30H
The Old Coroner's Court in Nursery Street dates from 1913. It was designed by the city architect F E P Edwards, and at the time was considered state-of-the-art. You may have seen in the local press that the owner now wants to demolish it (despite there having been planning permission to build apartments behind but retain the frontage - not much of the interior detail survives, unfortunately). The petition demands that the Council use what is known as an "Article 4 direction" to limit demolition in the proposed Castlegate Area. At present, the owner of an unlisted building only has to submit a demolition notice, and the Council can do little to stop them. This is what is happening to the Old Coroner's Court. The owner is trying to demolish now, it is suspected because they fear that the building would soon be protected by a Conservation Area. If they succeed, other building owners may do the same and we could lose many historic buildings quickly. "Article 4" will force developers to apply for planning permission, which provides ways of stopping demolition.
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