Preserve the historical status of a Grade II listed heritage asset known as "The Triangle" in Hythe, Kent; keep it safe from development and ensure it its ongoing protection
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The Triangle is a small parcel of land that is formed at the junction of Windmill Street, Albert Road and St Leonards Road in Hythe, Kent.
The Triangle was first used in the 1800's as an animal pound where stray livestock would be safely kept until it could be reunited with its owner who would then pay for its keep. More recently, it is understood that The Triangle provided a watering station, probably by the military.
After a transfer of ownership in 2011, the new owners started to clear the site and felled several trees including one which was planted in memoriam to a Hythe resident.
The community gathered quickly and the remaining trees on the site were made the subject of Tree Preservation Orders which has so protected their status.
The campaign to protect the site gathered momentum and the site was brought to the interest of English Heritage who recognised the historical importance of the site and, in 2012, added The Triangle to the Heritage List as a Grade II asset.
Here we are in 2014 and the site is at risk again. Shepway District Council have received an application for listed building consent to erect two houses on The Triangle which will irrevocably damage this key part of Hythe's rich history.
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