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Appeal: ‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture would harm Westminster heritage

Methodist Central Hall Westminster

An inspector has denied an appeal to erect a bronze cast sculpture outside of London’s Methodist Central Hall in Westminster owing to the saturation of monuments in the area and the impact the statue would have on the listed building.

Inspector Susan Ashworth noted that the Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square Conservation Area (CA) includes numerous grade I and II listed buildings, including the hall, whose significance is also derived from the spaces around them, which would be affected by the addition of another sculpture.

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