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Heritage South east - why it's important to save our listed buildings

Britain's built environment still needs a lot of looking after. That's the conclusion of the latest "At Risk" register issued by English Heritage today.

But they say that a third of all endangered buildings that were in trouble five years ago, are now in good shape - including Margate's famous wooden scenic railway.

Andy Brown is the Planning Director of Historic England in the South East.
He spoke to Fred from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent and explained why it was so important that listed buildings were saved for the nation.

Heritage: Coastal defences sites 'at risk'

Britain's fragile architectural heritage still needs a lot of looking after. That's the conclusion of the latest "At Risk" register issued by English Heritage today. But the good news us that a a third of all endangered buildings that were in trouble five years ago, are now in good shape. Kerry Swain reports on the picture in the west of the Meridian region.

Fred spoke with Andy Brown, the planning director of Historic England and began by asking him why so many coastal defence sites were at risk.

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