Demolition of Gasholders at Cramptons Road

The gasholders at Cramptons Road have been demolished as the site is to be redeveloped for housing. We had no objection to the demolition but we asked that the gasholders, which are a part of the town’s industrial heritage, should be preserved, at least in part, with a view to seeing how they might be incorporated in the landscaping of the new housing area. Schemes making use of redundant gasholders at Kings Cross and Oval show what can be done with imaginative and creative design.

The Society is often approached by local residents or their Associations and other concerned bodies and persons regarding proposed developments affecting private residences. The Society monitors the weekly list of planning applications and whilst in general we try to keep out of neighbour disputes, we may well become involved in commenting upon or objecting to, a proposal where we believe there is a public interest concern. This may arise where a proposal involves inappropriate development, the alteration or demolition of a listed or locally listed building or where a proposal creates an adverse impact on the setting of such a building or conservation area. As with all schemes, we will also consider whether the proposed design is consistent with the character of the area, notable trees and open spaces may be affected, or there are significant traffic implications.