A national charity which campaigns to protect Victorian and Edward heritage has lodged a formal objection to plans to demolish and rebuild the Britannia pub in Kipling Street.
Last month we reported on plans to knock down the two-storey Victorian pub and replace it with a block of six flats incorporating a modern pub.
Now the Victorian Society has commented on the planning application (17/AP/1007) which is currently being considered by Southwark planners.
"We strongly object to the demolition of The Britannia public house, which would deprive the area of a locally significant building and diminish the quality and character of its streetscape," writes James Hughes, senior conservation adviser at the Victorian Society.
"The Britannia is a modest but attractive and well preserved Victorian public house with pleasing polychromatic elevations of red and stock brick.
"The chamfered north-western corner recalls the pub's prominent and historic corner site and is a reminder of the area's altered street pattern.
"It is the best and almost the last historic building in the immediate vicinity and one that, in the
interests of maintaining the character, quality and identity of the area, should certainly be retained."
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