The Burtons’ St Leonards Society
About the Society
The Burtons’ St Leonard Society, was formed by local residents in the late 1960s (officially registered in 1970) to stop the demolition of listed buildings to make way for ‘modern’ development. The campaign, backed by various organisations like the Civic Trust and the Georgian Group, resulted in the designation of Burtons’ St Leonards, as a Conservation Area by the local authority in 1969.
Aims and Objectives
a. To encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in St Leonards on Sea and prevent unsympathetic development in the area
b. To stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the area of St Leonards on Sea and its surroundings
c. To encourage and pursue by all proper means the preservation, development and improvement of features of general interest, in particular the contribution made by James and Decimus Burton to the architecture and town planning of St Leonards on Sea.