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Cultural Heritage: Havering

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 83262, tabled on 29 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to protect sites with cultural heritage in the London Borough of Havering.

Answered on

7 December 2021

One site has been designated (Grade II status) in Romford within the past two years, and I can confirm that there are two Listing applications under review in the London Borough of Havering: Romford Brewery and Hornchurch War Memorial. Designation highlights a building, site or area's special interest and value to this and future generations and gives it protection under law or policy. A listed building may not be demolished, extended, or altered without special permission from the local planning authority. DCMS Arm’s Length Bodies have also provided funding and other support in the Borough:

  • Historic England continues to provide support to three at-risk sites in this borough, through statutory advice or funding via the Repair Grant and Management Agreement schemes.

  • Four cultural organisations receive regular funding from Arts Council England, two organisations have benefited from Culture Recovery Funding.

  • Since 1994, The National Lottery Heritage Fund has invested more than £12.5m in 66 projects in the London Borough of Havering. The Fund continues to work in partnership with Arts Council England to deliver project funding in Havering through the National Lottery Project Grants programme.