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PUBLISHED: 15:07 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:26 25 August 2010

CAMPAIGNING residents have persuaded councillors to reconsider selling off one of its listed buildings.

CAMPAIGNING residents have persuaded councillors to reconsider selling off one of its listed buildings.

The sale of Manor House, in The Green, Sidcup, is to be reconsidered, the leader of Bexley council Ian Clement announced last week. The Grade II listed register office, was earmarked for sale under the Bexley First Programme last Autumn.

Sidcup councillor June Slaughter presented a 1,900-strong petition against the sale at Wednesday's full council meeting. Bexley Civic Society members organised the petition last October.

Chairman John Mercer said: "The response shows that a lot of responsible people in Sidcup don't want Manor House closed."

Mr Clement promised the building would not

be demolished and announced the council would seek a second opinion on the 200-year-old building's future.

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