Event: After Smithfield Symposium
After Smithfield: Thursday 16th October 2014, 6.30 pm.
The Gallery, 75 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL
Please join us for a symposium on the implications for the built environment of the decision by the Secretary of State to reject proposals for the substantial demolition of Smithfield General Market and Annex, and replacement with two office blocks behind the facades.
The symposium will discuss the implications of the Smithfield decision on the built environment, in particular for non-listed buildings in conservation areas. There will be short talks by a number of the people who gave evidence to the Public Inquiry and an opportunity to discuss the implications of the decision with them and others involved in the campaign.
Drinks and nibbles
Talks and discussion
Clem Cecil - Welcome from the Director of SAVE Britain's Heritage
John Burrell - The argument for saving good places with & without listed building status or conservation areas
Alec Forshaw - The implications for planners and conservation officers
David Cooper - The impact on planning law case
Alan Baxter - The impact on those with responsibility for buildings that are listed or in conservation areas
Marcus Binney - Discussion chaired by the Executive President of SAVE Britain's Heritage