Amin Taha to submit fossil drawings to stave off demolition

15 Clerkenwell Close 4

Architect hopes documents will make appeal against enforcement notice unnecessary

Amin Taha is preparing to submit detailed drawings of fossils on the façade of 15 Clerkenwell Close as part of his battle against a demolition order issued by Islington council.

He has been ordered to tear down the building on the grounds that it does not comply with planning approval – something he strongly disputes – and that the fossils are “haphazard and deleterious to the conservation area”.

Other architects have rallied to his defence including Charles Holland, Hanna Loftus and David Bickle, while developer and BD columnist Martyn Evans tweeted: “Unbelievable. This is a truly beautiful building. When’s the sit-in? I’m there…”

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