Eastern Daily Press: ‘Continued ruination’: Should some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s historic buildings be allowed to fade?

By Andrew Stone
Eastern Daily Press

Curated Decay (Caitlin DeSilvey)A professor has sparked debate by publishing a book suggesting climate change, falling budgets and other pressures would in future mean some heritage sites could not be protected.

Prof Caitlin DeSilvey of the University of Exeter cited Orford Ness, once a secret government atomic weapons testing facility on the Suffolk coast as a successful example of a site managed on the basis of “continued ruination”.

But the concept has not been received positively by those who are stewards of many of Norfolk’s treasures.

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