Agenda and draft minutes

Conservation Advisory Working Party
Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 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



There were no declarations of interest stated.


Minutes of previous meetings pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting(s)


The officer advised of the withdrawal by Loggerheads Parish Council of their request that the Borough Council consider designating Ashley Heath as a Conservation Area and the Parish Council’s thanks to the Working Party


Resolved:       That the minutes of the meeting held on 24th April be agreed

as a correct record subject to the following correction –that with respect to item 7  Conservation Area at Ashley Heath, Loggerheads the second sentence to read as follows “The Working Party suggested that the Parish Council should be invited to submit additional information including maps and photographs on any buildings which they considered to be of special interest within the suggested Conservation Area, and that officers make further enquiries about whether similar areas to Ashley Heath had been designated as Conservation Areas”.



Previously Considered Applications pdf icon PDF 62 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 47 KB

To make observations on new applications received.

Additional documents:


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





Kidsgrove Heritage Trail, Kidsgrove (8 locations)




The Working Party consider that the design of the signs to be unduly complicated, as a result of the inclusion of the arms supporting the interpretation panel and the oval shape. A simpler design (as shown on the photographs) would be more appropriate for the Conservation Areas within which these signs are proposed and would be less likely to have any adverse impact on the setting of any nearby Listed or Local Register buildings in the vicinity. The Working Party express concern that the precise location of the signage was not indicated but accepted that this matter could be dealt with by a condition. The views of the Canal and Rivers Trust on those signs within the vicinity of the Canals should be obtained by the Local Planning Authority.


24 Nantwich Road, Audley  19/00374/FUL


The Working Party has no objections.


Maer Cottage, Maer  19/00306/FUL


The Working Party has concerns about this proposal considering the proportions of the windows, the size of the extension, its relationship to windows at first floor level on the end elevation. The Working Party consider the development not to be in keeping with either the house and to be detrimental to the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.


7 Woodland Avenue, Wolstanton  19/00333/FUL


The Working Party consider the roof extension to be awkward and suggested that consideration should be given to whether a taller roof top extension might actually result in a more appropriate design. With respect to the balustrade this is considered to be an overcomplicated and inappropriate feature for this property and consideration should be given to reducing it in length.






Additional documents:


Resolved :-               The Working Party is supportive of the proposed Article 4

direction and its scope, which is an appropriate recognition of the contribution made by walls an boundary features to the character and appearance of this conservation area and the desirability of bringing alterations to these features within the scope of planning control



Conservation and Heritage Fund pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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



19/200001/HBG – Betley Court, Main Road, Betley


Resolved :-               The Working Party supports the giving of this grant.


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.