Agenda and draft minutes

Conservation Advisory Working Party
Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: Astley Room - Castle. View directions

Contact: Geoff Durham 

No. Item


Declarations of Interest

To receive Declarations of Interest from Members on items included in this agenda



Dr Fisher and Councillor Cooper declared an interest as members of the Watlands Park Residents Association.



Minutes of previous meetings pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting(s)


Resolved:                 That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 November, 2018 be agreed as a correct record.


Previously Considered Applications pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To receive the decisions of applications which have been previously considered by this Working Party


Resolved:               That the decisions on applications previously considered by this Working Party be received.


New Applications Received pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To make observations on new applications received.

Additional documents:


Resolved:           That the following observations be made on the applications listed below:-





Maer Hall, Maer 18/00821/LBC




The Working Party feels that the proposed canopy over the pedestrian gate would be harmful to the setting of the Listed Hall and Gatehouse.  The brick piers are simple and appropriate and as such, the canopy has a diminutive effect on the character of this simplicity and it interferes and disturbs the relationship between the buildings.


5 Woodland Avenue 18/00857/FUL


Officer informed the group that this proposal was permitted development and did not require the benefit of planning approval.  The application was therefore not considered by the group.


Renford House, 24 High Street, Wolstanton  18/00024/FUL


The Working Party objects strongly to the proposal due to the poor quality and inappropriate design which will be substantially harmful to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.  The design is old fashioned and poor quality and ill thought out.  The materials are unsympathetic to the Watlands Park Conservation Area which is characterised by high quality architecture with distinctive use of materials.  The Working Party comments that apartments can be high quality and lower density.  The roof line needs to be cleaner and consideration given to oblique views and the relationship of the site to adjacent buildings and better use of materials.  The proposed houses are particularly unsympathetic and poorly designed since it is not clear what they are trying to be.  Members also commented that this site is already elevated and so will be even more prominent. 





Conservation and Heritage Fund

To consider any applications for financial assistance from the Conservation and Heritage Fund which may have been brought to this meeting by the officer


There were no applications.


Urgent Business

To consider any business which is urgent within the meaning of Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972.


There was no Urgent Business.