Hornsey Gas Holder no.1 is a step closer to protection

Horsney Gasholder 1

Gasholder 1 may be saved

Hornsey Gas Holder no.1 is a step closer to protection following the Victorian Society’s call for it to be listed.

Meanwhile, its merits have been featured in the national Building Design magazine, Dublin News, the Ham and High, and our own Hornsey Journal. Supporters and local residents can also take heart from the recent overturning of Haringey planning officers’ recommendations to approve unpopular plans for the redevelopment Wards Corner in Tottenham, as well as the emerging ‘localism’ planning agenda.

The chances of relisting by English Heritage will have been increased by this exposure and the Wards Corner refusal but direct calls from local residents and groups will be essential, if Holder no.1 is to be safeguarded and a new use, more worthy of Wood Green and the backdrop to Alexandra Palace Park worked up in a revamped plan for the Heartlands.

English Heritage will shortly be inviting nominations from the public for buildings they feel should be protected – they expect our industrial heritage to feature prominently. This will be the chance to lobby at the highest level for protection of a unique part of Hornsey and Wood Green’s, and the nation’s industrial heritage.

At its June General Meeting, PMRA agreed not to conflate the case for protection with future use, this being a matter for the owners and developers to respond to.


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