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MP welcomes deferral of Priory decision

PUBLISHED: 11:39 16 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:39 16 February 2015

Orpington MP Jo Johnson

Orpington MP Jo Johnson

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Jo Johnson says the building “must remain part of Orpington’s future”

Orpington MP Jo Johnson says he welcomes Bromley Council’s decision to postpone putting The Priory up for sale.

The council has deferred a decision on the future of the 13th-century building for three months.

“Orpington’s heritage is very much entwined with The Priory,” Mr Johnson said.

“It must remain a landmark and a part of Orpington’s future, and the collection must remain accessible to people, especially Orpington’s schoolchildren.”

An outcry followed the council’s proposals to sell the building and move the collection to the Central Library.


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