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20/08/2021

Appeal: Locally listed Art Deco clock tower saved from demolition

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Plans to demolish a derelict clock tower in Watford have been rejected by an inspector, who ruled that the 'striking and recognisable' building remained 'a notable symbol' of the former printing industry presence in the area.

LOCATIONWatfordAUTHORITYWatford Borough CouncilINSPECTORJ BowyerPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/Y1945/W/21/3271999The appeal concerned plans to demolish a former industrial pump house building and clock tower on the western edge of Watford, which had been met with local opposition.Inspector J Bowyer noted that the building, dating from 1934, was built to extract water........
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