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Ou id to sa e The Elephant f o possi le e i io failed ate the Se eta of State de la ed it has ’t sui ie t a hite tu al e it to pla e it o the Naio al List. Disappoi i g ut o ea s the e d of the oad as fa as the So iet is o e ed. T o fa to s eighed agai st the de isio . Histo i E gla d as less tha i p essed that it as desig ed a tea of

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a hite ts ho o ked i the Cit Cou il all those ea s ago. It does eg the uesio : Would it ha e ee a dife e t sto had it ee at i uted to a ell-k o , e o ed a hite t? Its lo aio ea the Ri g Road also appea s to ha e ee a egai e fa to i the de isio p o ess. It’s a o i g situaio he o pla has ee a ou ed fo eithe The Elephant o the s i i g aths e t doo , ith oth uildi gs s heduled to e a a do ed i t o ea s i e. Not ithsta di g that, e ha e to o e o a d i te d to ask fo ea i gful dis ussio s ith the Cou il. These da s the t e d all o e the ou t is to sa e a d e-use uildi gs athe tha edu e the to dust. I ou ie The Elepha t a d i deed the s i i g pool ill oth eed to ha e so e isio a thi ki g applied. Despite so e g a diose post- a e o st u io e sill sufe f o the a se e of a i i hall. A uli-pu pose uildi g u h like Bed o th’s su essful e te p ise. The Cou il talks ig o pla s to i igo ate the it e t e, et fo a it a o g the la gest i the la d e ha e too litle to ofe . While e applaud the p odu io s at the Belg ade Theat e, the edu aio al o k at ou t o useu s a d i deed efo ts to i p o e the estau a t ofe i the e t e, ost stage a d usi p odu io s -pass Co e t . Those ho isited the e d of ea stude t i dust ial desig ou se p ese taio s ill ha e ee i t igued the o k of Chloe Ri ha dso . She i t odu ed us to a possi le t a sfo aio of The Elephant f o a e pt spo ts hall to a a a d li e usi e ue. Esse iall it just sho s hat a e a hie ed th ough isio a thi ki g. Du i g a site eei g o e a e po ket pa k i Spo St eet, ou Chai a as gi e assu a e that the t o Lidi e Pla ues ill ha e a e ho e o a spe ial pli th outside the T’J Hughes sto e.

We a e delighted to see the Biggi Hall Hotel o Bi le Road a a ded G ade II listed status the Depa t e t of Cultu e, Media a d Spo t follo i g a p oje t led Histo i E gla d to p ote t pu s uilt et ee the a s. While i Lo e Stoke the Cha te house Hotel f o the sa e e a, is the su je t of a appli aio to o e t it i to th ee lats a d 7 edsits. The uildi g is lo all listed.

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Ate o e of the “o iet s e e s as ii al of the a e i hi h ou o itee has dealt ith spe ii pla i g ate s I thought it ight to la if the a e o k. We e e a used of ot appl i g the s ui a d s epi is e usuall i g to e e s all s ale de oliio s a d de elop e ts to so ethi g as la ge as F ia gate. As lo g ago as e ade a sig ii a t o t i uio to a Cou il p o edu al do u e t “tate e t of Co u it I ol e e t . The a i et e e at the i e stated: We a e o ited to i p o i g the a that lo al people a e i ol ed i pla i g fo the futu e of thei it a d this do u e t sets out ho people, i ludi g the lo al o u it , g oups, pa t e s a d usi esses ill e a le to e i ol ed. It also sets the sta da d fo ho a d he e o sult a d ill help us to e su e that lo al people a e i ol ed at a stage he e the a ake a dife e e. Without dou t the p o ess has o ked ell i espe t of p odu i g lo al de elop e ts pla s. But sadl he it o es to i di idual la ge s ale de elop e ts like F ia gate a d Bishopgate the o ept of p e-appli aio o sultaio lea es u h to e desi ed. Without a so t of desig ief o ked out ith the lo al o u it , all too ote a ajo pla is ought out that is i tuall set i sto e efo e the likes of ou sel es ha e a oppo tu it to i g a out a d a ai ha ge. To ake ate s o se, fu di g these da s has ote ee se u ed fo a ajo s he e, e e efo e it is aiied ep ese tai es the sel es. “u h is the ode a of doi g usi ess ith uli- aio als a d so e of the asso iated s he es. Agai st this a kg ou d ho does ou o itee ep ese t the ie s of its e e s? As ajo de elop e ts a e ought fo a d ou o itee al a s asks fo a eei g o se ies of eei gs ith the Cou il a d ote ith the de elope itself. We app e iate the oppo tu it to e iefed i detail a d al a s follo this up ith a se ies of sea hi g uesio s. Whe the pla i g appli aio is pu lished o e of ou o itee is delegated to ake a fo al ep ese taio . The Cou il a e e a assed the halle ges e ote ake to its pla s, ut a e so ei es g ateful fo ou i put. I the ase of a la ge de elop e t like F ia gate ou o itee suppo ted the te o of the s he e although e had

o e s o e so e ele e ts of it. At a ea l stage e spoke st o gl to Chief Oi e s a out the e t ai a a ge e ts, espe iall the a ou t of e t a t ai that ould e pla ed o the Ikea i te ha ge ate the ight tu of Wa i k ‘oad o to the ‘i g ‘oad ould disappea . I se e al eei gs ith ou il oi e s a d Ce t o e e p essed ou dis uiet a out fa iliies fo ueui g ta is ea the ail staio a d ha e e e tl put fo a d a alte ai e s he e that ould p e e t the elo aio of uses to a e i te ha ge ea Ce t e . While e suppo ted the e te ded G e f ia s G ee o a at o e the ‘i g ‘oad, e o je ted to t ai a a ge e ts i a d out of the e t e. These da s all la ge de elop e ts a e e u hd i e the i est e t of aio al a d i te aio al de elop e t o pa ies a d u su p isi gl the e is litle oppo tu it fo a lo al i i a e it so iet like ou sel es to adi all ha ge a s he e. You o itee ould like to see Co e t “o iet e o e a statuto o sultee. At the o e t e a e ot. Not ithsta di g this, e a e i the p o ess of t i g to de elop pa t e ships that ight lead to the p odu io of desig iefs . These ould sho lea l ho st eets a d la d should e de eloped a d ould e issued to pote ial de elope s fo o side aio . Ou Cou il p odu ed the lo g ago ut ith i a ial o st ai ts i o e e e t ea s a d the loss of a tea of a hite ts ithi the pla i g depa t e t, the p o ess o lo ge e ists. You o itee is u e tl e gaged i dis ussio s o ost of the ajo s he es—Bishopgate, the histo i uildi gs o the fo e Co e t & Wa i kshi e site, a d Copse ood G a ge a d Lodge. We a e t i g to a a ge a eei g ith the e o e s of the Co-op. While the e a e dife e es of opi io e e ithi the “o iet itself, o e the futu e of se io s of the ‘i g ‘oad, I pleased to epo t that e ha e o issio ed a la ds ape a hite t to o e up ith so e ideas fo the Lo do ‘oad gate a i te ha ge o the ‘i g ‘oad. A hief oi e has al ead i di ated his i te est i the possi iliies. I o lusio , I thi k the ole of the o itee is to o ito - uesio -dis uss-suggest-i fo . It is 't p a i al to o sult the e e s o e e issue, ut a e e ou aged to o ta t the o itee if the eed to. We o l k o hat "lo al opi io " is if people tell us. Keith Draper

Joseph Le i Clo k ‘eside ts of “toke G ee ha e issued a appeal fo fu the i fo aio a out Joseph Le i, the fou de i of the Co e t Phila th opi I situio , o e of se e al phila th opi so ieies of the pe iod hi h aised fu ds to help the si k a d desitute i Co e t . Le i as ho ou ed i ith the eaio of the Joseph Le i Me o ial Clo k, a fou et e high st u tu e hi h o e stood i a o e of “toke G ee . The lo k a d d i ki g fou tai fell i to dis epai a d as dis a tled se e al ea s ago ut is u e tl ei g esto ed ate Gosfo d Pa k ‘eside ts Asso iaio su essfull applied fo a g a t of o e £ , f o the He itage Lote Fu d. The g a t ill ot o l allo the lo k to e esto ed ut ill also e a le ea s hools to eate a lo al he itage p oje t, usi g the lo k as a sta i g poi t fo a e plo aio of the a ea s histo . A i fo aio oa d ill also e sited alo gside the lo k to e plai its sig ii a e. The e l esto ed lo k is s heduled to e u eiled o No e e . A o e ith o e i fo aio a out Joseph Le i, o the o k of Co e t s phila th opi so ieies, is asked to o ta t o i easpe e @g ail. o

O August Ba k Holida e took ou p o oio sta d to the Fa go Village e e t. Paul Maddo ks, ho a ed the displa fou d lots of people i te ested i Co e t , its he itage a d futu e. But e e o e it see s, ould like to see the ualit of ou it i p o e.

Coventry Society Newsletter - September 2015  

The September 2015 edition of the Coventry Society Newsletter. CovSoc is the civic society for the city of Coventry UK.

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