Pro­tect­ing build­ings

East Kilbride News - - EAST KILBRIDE VIEW -

Dear Ed­i­tor,

As one of those who ob­jected to the de­mo­li­tion of Ste­wart­field Farm, I wish I’d tried harder to find a way for it to be saved (Green light for homes, Au­gust 16).

Who knows – my ac­tions might have been suc­cess­ful?

In this case the ob­jec­tors lost but it may not al­ways be the case in the fu­ture.

Within the East Kil­bride plan­ning area and else­where are some sur­viv­ing listed build­ings and de­tails of those can be found on the His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land web­site or within a list held by East Kil­bride Cen­tral Li­brary for pub­lic scru­tiny.

If there is a build­ing which you con­sider worth list­ing but is not on the list, you can do some­thing about it.

All you re­quire to do is con­tact His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land on their web­site or by tele­phone, email or let­ter. They are very help­ful peo­ple. The fi­nal de­ci­sion is theirs but in rais­ing aware­ness you will have taken a vital step in pro­tect­ing our his­tory and her­itage.

I am among oth­ers who have done so in the past my­self. Joe Al­lan, Westwood

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