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We are disappointed to report that Broxtowe Council’s Planning Committee has voted to grant planning and listed building consent to an insensitive development of the Grade II* Willoughby Almshouses in Cossall, Nottinghamshire. 


The best-selling Old House Handbook has now been completely updated to reflect current best practices and the latest thinking on the techniques and materials used to care for old buildings. 


Morwenna is Head of Historic Buildings Climate Change Adaptation at Historic England and has previously worked for organisations including the National Trust and Churches Conservation Trust. 


Following legal action by the SPAB, we’re delighted to announce that the High Court has now ruled that Broxtowe Council acted unlawfully in granting listed building consent without notifying us and listed building consent has been quashed.   


This month (21-24 June), join us to repair historic mining buildings at Craig Gwadlus Country Park. / Hoffem eich gwahodd i ymuno gyda ni ar gyfer Gweithgor Sgiliau Adeiladu Treftadaeth ym Mharc Gwledig Coetir Craig Gwladus, Mehefin 21-24.  


Find a mill open near you for National Mills Weekend (13-14 May) and take part in this annual celebration of our shared milling heritage.


Following a successful legal challenge by the SPAB, Broxtowe Council has agreed that listed building consent for an insensitive redevelopment scheme to Willoughby Almshouses was invalid. We now await final confirmation from the courts that this unlawful listed building consent has been withdrawn. 


First-year Interior Design students have been tasked with reimagining parts of 37 Spital Square, incorporating SPAB’s ethos and history into their designs.  


The SPAB has a vacancy for a voluntary trustee. We are keen to hear from a SPAB member or supporter who could bring fresh skills and experience to


Broxtowe Council looks set to agree damaging plans to redevelop the Grade II* listed Willoughby Almshouses in Nottinghamshire, in a move that will see their unique character destroyed.