A decision to list the Oliver Buildings in Barnstaple will not be reversed by the Government. The former Shapland and Petter factory buildings will remain Grade II listed on Historic Englands register of buildings of special architectural or historical interest. In a decision published today (Friday) Andy Doidge, a heritage protection casework manager at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, said: After carefully considering the grounds for review the original decision to list the Oliver Buildings is upheld. Overturning an original decision will only be considered if there is evidence that the original decision has been wrongly made. The grounds for review dont provide evidence that the original decision was wrongly made. No significant new information has been provided on the buildings architectural or historic interest, or lack of architectural or historic interest. The original decision was correctly made and should therefore stand. The Oliver Buildings meet the criteria for listing and should remain on the statutory list at Grade II. A request to review the listing was lodged by Anchorwood Bank developers Wessex Investors in September last year. The firm is currently working on a feasibility study to develop possible options for the buildings. A spokesperson for the company said: We are disappointed by the decision but will not be commenting further until we have had chance to digest the review. But Barnstaple Buildings Preservation Trust (BBPT), which applied for the buildings to be listed, said the decision was a positive move for the town. Chairman Jonathan Rodney-Jones, said: We are really glad the question mark been lifted so we can move forward and find a positive solution for the buildings and the town. The trust also revealed that it had secured the services of a historic building consultancy to produce its own feasibility study for the buildings. Mr Rodney-Jones said: We have been offered support from Purcell, who are convinced about the viability of the project. They have agreed to do the work for us pro bono, which should get us to stage one of our Heritage Lottery Funding bid.