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Protesters against Biggin Hill Memorial Museum to hand 16,000-strong petition into Parliament today

PUBLISHED: 10:11 15 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:11 15 September 2017

Artist's impression of the museum © Robin Lee Architecture

Artist's impression of the museum © Robin Lee Architecture

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The new museum will see part of St George’s Chapel demolished

Campaigners against a museum set to be built around Biggin Hill’s St George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance are heading to the Houses of Parliament today to hand in a petition against the building.

More than 16,000 signatures have been registered to the online petition, which will be handed to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport today.

Protesters are up in arms that construction of the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum will mean the demolition of an annexe built nearly 40 years after the church’s consecration in 1951.

The petition has urged Bromley council to stop the demolition and protect the post-war chapel.

The annexe, built in 1990, will make way for the museum which is expected to wrap around the church, with construction work expected to start in the coming months.

Campaigner David Evans said: “We’ve been handing out leaflets on this for months, not only do we have the support of 16,000 online petitioners, but there are plenty of elderly residents without access to a computer, who also don’t want to see this museum built.”

According to Bromley council, the design will “wrap around the chapel in the vein of a garden wall or cloisters”, while ensuring the chapel “remains a permanent shrine of remembrance to those who gave their lives for our freedom and that Biggin Hill’s heritage is protected and revealed”.

Following a Battle of Britain memorial service this weekend, services are expected to stop at the church until a remembrance service in November.

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