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Town and Country Planning legislation protecting listed buildings could be in for a revamp.
This was revealed by Acting Deputy Chief Town Planner George Browne, who was speaking in the wake of the Stop Notice and an Enforcement Notice which have halted work on the 1650s Dutch-influenced Nicholls Building at the corner of Lucas and James Streets.
Recent construction work on the historic building has erased traces of its distinctive curvilinear gables and has destroyed its quoins and parapet.
It prompted historian Dr Karl Watson to ask whether there was an agency charged with the responsibility of ensuring that any renovations to any listed building were carried out within the guidelines set out by UNESCO, the agency that had bestowed World Heritage status on Bridgetown and its Garrison.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.