Listed status is often given to buildings of historic interest, to protect them from demolition or inappropriate development. There are 275 listed buildings in Shaftesbury.
But a group of Shaftesbury’s flats, built in the 1980s, has been mistaken for a more historic structure by planners and the applicant, who wanted to replace wooden windows with uPVC frames.
Cllr Phil Proctor, an architect by profession, found this mix-up particularly amusing. As you’ll hear!