The Planning Inspector and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, have today announced that they have rejected the scheme for Smithfield Market by Henderson Global Investors which would have gutted almost all of the market interiors. Congratulations to the Victorian Society and SAVE Britain’s Heritage who have spearheaded the campaign to save the market.
We hope that Mr Pickles responds to our request from 27 June to intervene a few hundred metres up the road at Mount Pleasant to prevent another similarly ill-conceived scheme fatally harming another of London’s historic neighbourhoods.
To read SAVE’s press release, click HERE
or the BBC report HERE