Archive | April 2018

Buildings in central Sheffield

Plans to demolish buildings on Upper Allen Street:

https://planningapps.sheffield.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=map&keyVal=P2OU9RNYL7F00

 

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Sweet cluster of buildings to be needlessly demolished and replaced by flats. Do the develops not understand that the very market to which they appeal likes old quirky urban high streets.

Go and buy a copy of Jane Jacob’s book The Life and Death of Great American Cities. Lesson 1; small building plots, rhythmic high streets, buildings of diverse ages….

I adore these buildings, which would never pass by  building regs these days. And that is what makes them geometrically interesting, inimitable, and human.

Sir Georges Arms, Wombwell

Demolition of pub in Barnsley:

https://wwwapplications.barnsley.gov.uk/PlanningExplorerMVC/Home/ApplicationDetails?planningApplicationNumber=2018%2F0024

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A unique elevation combining two architectural styles, divided by an undulating course. This pub is also exceeding tall for the area and presents something of a landmark to be lost when this application is inevitably approved.

I’m sure local interest in pubs will have its renaissance, but not quite before all the pubs have been demolished.

Incidentally, there is a Wetherspoons operating just up the road…the word uncercut comes to mind.