Full article: http://www.courier.co.uk/Historic-liste ... story.htmlHistoric listed building demolished to make way for McDonalds
A HISTORIC section of the iconic Blue Boys Cafe has been demolished – two days before it was to be granted protection by English Heritage.
The beloved cafe in Hastings Road in Matfield has been the focus of a campaign pushing to protect the building amid plans by the owner to turn it into a McDonald’s drive-thru.
But part of the oldest section of the building was taken down on May 13, just two days before it was due to be given Grade II listing. A spokesman for English Heritage said it was disappointed part of Blue Boys was demolished while the listing process was taking place.
“As it stands, buildings being considered for listing have no protection from demolition,” he said.