Architect Amused As 1980s Shaftesbury Flats Are Mistaken For Listed Buildings

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.

St Edward’s Court

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!