Stop the Demolition of the Derby Pepper Pot Towers
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The two towers are all that remain of the former Hall & Young's Derbyshire Royal Hospital a building that was built in the early 1890s and demolished in 2015. With the site now cleared a scheme has been proposed for a new 500-home neighbourhood that will retain one of the "Pepper-Pot" buildings and see the other demolished. Though on the Derby City Councils list of buildings of local importance they are not statutory listed. Currently the demolition decision has been deferred but public support is required to ensure that both of these iconic buildings are retained and incorporated into the proposed housing scheme.
- Derby City Council
- Ged Potter
- Derby City Council
We have started a petition to "Stop the Demolition of the Derby Pepper-Pot Towers" to gain public support for the retention of both Pepper-Pot Towers on the former DRI site.
These significant historic structures are an important part of Derby's Heritage that retain strong Evidential, Historic, Communal and Aesthetic values. They contribute to the setting of other heritage assets in the immediate and wider vicinity whilst also adding character to the street scene.
This historical importance has already been recognised with the inclusion of the buildings on the councils local list of important heritage assets and by their retention following the demolition of the hospital.
It is appreciated that an alternative scheme with the integration of both Pepper-Pot buildings has been requested and that this has now been submitted by the developer. However, it is also noted that the former scheme that proposes the demolition of one of the Pepper-Pots hasn’t been withdrawn. For this reason, our petition is still of importance and we are hoping that the gathering of people’s opinions and signatures gives additional weight to the correct decision being taken and the scheme that retains both structures is approved.
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