Whitechapel Bell Foundry (18)

For those of you who, like me, have lost track of the ins and outs of the planning process for the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, I have provided a brief digest of the last three years since news of its impending sale was first announced on 2 December 2017.

What I think the narrative demonstrates is how long it has taken the heritage community to mount an effective opposition to its sale and dismemberment and how odd it was that Historic England, the government agency which has responsibility for the built heritage, did not intervene at once in late 2017 when it had an opportunity to broker its salvation and, instead, have chosen to endorse the vandals.

Thank goodness Robert Jenrick looks likely to call it in and see if there can be a negotiated solution:-

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/the-whitechapel-bell-foundry

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