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Redevelopment Of High Town Fire Damaged Building


Colin James
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Herefordshire Council met with representatives of the owners of the fire damaged buildings in High Town, Hereford on Thursday 1 October and is encouraged by their willingness to facilitate a sale to enable the site to be redeveloped.

The council can confirm that Hereford based architect Hook Mason Ltd has now been instructed to seek pre-application advice from the council’s planning service to obtain a more marketable development with the aim of selling the property and bringing the buildings back into use as soon as possible.

 

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This has been going on far too long. The planning people need to take a realistic view when any paperwork comes in. I know it's listed as Grade II but if someone wants to flatten the whole lot and rebuild in a similar and sympathetic style Then I think they should go with it. That must be better than seeing that scaffolding for another 5 years .... 

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Sorry Roger but if they want to flatten it for some godless sheds like the Old Market then I think I might prefer the scaffolding! Behind the facade there are some incredible timbered buildings - I think there is a room where the City burghers used to meet. A previous Council already pulled down the beautiful timbered Hereford Market Hall. They shoved the timbered building up a floor between New Look and M&S in the 60s/70s so please dont give Herefordshire Council any ideas about obliterating more of our history. 

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Sorry Roger but if they want to flatten it for some godless sheds like the Old Market then I think I might prefer the scaffolding! Behind the facade there are some incredible timbered buildings - I think there is a room where the City burghers used to meet. A previous Council already pulled down the beautiful timbered Hereford Market Hall. They shoved the timbered building up a floor between New Look and M&S in the 60s/70s so please dont give Herefordshire Council any ideas about obliterating more of our history. 

 

From what I can see there is only the frontage left! The rest has been frazzled! I was born in Hereford so I don't need pulling up on any history angles .... If any significant piece of reclaimed stone can be incorporated into a mirror rebuild then that is my preferred option. 

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I would knock the bloody lot down and put up a nice new building instead of trying to cling onto some old damp filled listed building the nobody wants the upkeep and expense of! 

Sounds about right, I myself would prefer it to be put back to how it was, anything different would look out of place.

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