Previous planning decisions have resulted in the loss of many historical buildings and distinct areas and the Stonewell area of Lancaster is a distinct part of a conservation area in its own right. It has been neglected thanks to a weak council not taking steps to force the main property owner Mitchells to restore and make good the listed buildings which they own.
Historically, Stonewell has always contained small shops or workshops and the old Yates and Jackson brewery (now owned by Mitchells). Centros wanted to demolish the brewery, which was eventually saved and listed thanks to the efforts of It's Our City and others. Centros still plan to demolish as much of the Stonewell area as they can get away with to make way for shops .
- Brewery Listing Letter 2007 - Letter from Dept. of Culture, Media & Sport, confirming the refusal to grant listed status to the old Brewery.
- English Heritage - English Heritage has been involved in the heritage aspects of the development to a great degree.
- SAVE - Save Britain's Heritage is an excellent heritage organisation that was an active participant in the the public inquiry that saw the plans refused in 2008.
- The Georgian Group - If you want to save a georgian building from demolition or harm the Georgian Group can help.
- Victorian Society - Various help available if you want to save a victorian building from harm or demolition.