Listed building allowed to be demolished 'due to applicant being original architect'

A front on shot of a two storey listed building with a brick front wall and its garden
Derrick Shorten, the applicant, originally designed the home in 1966 (Image credit: Google Earth)

A council has granted permission for the replacement of a listed building with two new homes in part due to the architect of the original home being the applicant.

Derrick Shorten designed the home in Hertfordshire, Stevenage, in 1966 and the home eventually became Grade II listed due to its "classic modernist vision of large windows" and "floating cantilevered components".

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