One For the Good Guys

Congratulations to our friends, SAVE and ABA! Highlights from the Smithfield Market planning application decision today:

The Secretary of State shares the Inspector’s view (IR464) that while the proposal would be consistent with some local development plan policies promoting intensification, rejuvenation and regeneration, it would not be consistent with those policies intended to protect the historic environment from harmful development and he attaches greater weight to the latter policies.
Overall the Secretary of State concludes that the extent of damage that the application would cause to the important heritage assets at Smithfield runs entirely counter to national and policy objectives intended to protect such assets from harm.

Full decision letter available here