Have your say on future of Sidcup Manor House
PUBLISHED: 11:14 07 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:14 07 July 2016
A four-week consultation starts later this month
The future of Sidcup Manor House is set to be decided this year a after a consultation starts in the coming weeks.
In 2008, the council listed the building as up for sale, but the move was met with uproar from local campaigners.
The Grade II listed building has operated as the borough’s registry office since the 1993.
But Danson House is expected to become the borough’s new register office, after it was returned back to council control in November last year, when Bexley Heritage Trust could no longer afford to run the Grade I listed building.
A four week consultation on the conservation and management plan for Sidcup Manor House’s future will begin on July 18.
The plan has been updated by the council to reflect the registry office’s relocation.
Linda Bailey is Bexley’s cabinet member for regeneration and growth.
She said: “Sidcup Manor House is a much loved local landmark and we want to make sure that it stays that way.
“This plan will help that happen by making it clear to everyone what parts of the building need to be kept as they are or improved and what sorts of new uses will best achieve that.”
The revised plan for the site’s future will be available in local libraries and online at www.bexley.gov.uk/ourconsultations from July 18.
During the consultation, the house will hold two open sessions where visitors can walk around some of the main rooms and speak to council officers about its conservation.
The council is expected to make a decision on the long-term future of the building later this year.