Agenda and minutes

Conservation Advisory Working Party
Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: FF01 - 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 77 KB

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting(s)


Resolved:                 That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 July, 2019 be agreed as a correct record.


Previously Considered Applications pdf icon PDF 60 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:-





12 Granville Avenue, Newcastle   19/00506/FUL




The Working Party had no objections to the principle or height of the gates but did question if the material was meant to say wrought iron or would it actually be mild steel.  They felt the design was a little fussy and could be simplified and the uprights should not be too thin.


White Oaks, Main Road, Betley 19/00536/FUL


The Working Party does not object to the principle of the proposal for an extension and a pitched roof on the swimming pool and think that whilst the modern roof material will be a more obvious visible element does not object to the zinc standing seam roof.   One member felt that a tile roof with traditional gutters would be a better choice.  They questioned how the water run off would be dealt with.  The group felt that the design could be improved in relation to the amount of glazing in the new extension using more horizontal lines.   They had concerns that the proposal gave the appearance of a commercial health spa and not a domestic private residence and that redesigning this glass element may help to reduce any harmful impact which may result within the site and potentially harm the Conservation Area through glimpsed views.


Smithy Cottages, Bar Hill, Madeley  19/00552/FUL


The Working Party considered this scheme against the previous scheme and whilst they thought the previous scheme preserved the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and the setting of the adjacent Listed Building, they have concerns with current proposal which appears to be driven by economics to the detriment of the character of the plot.  The additional garage block is not particularly invasive in itself but it means that there is now less green space and additional hardstanding with turning areas and more parking.  The two houses have lost their staggered frontages (and rears) and now appear more regimented and suburban.  The asymmetry of the houses in the previous scheme is more picturesque and appropriate for this part of Madeley village.  The visible elements of this scheme are important to get right so the roof materials should be appropriate and the garages should have timber doors and overall the scheme needs more landscaping to ensure the semi-rural character of the plot remains.  The current proposal is more detrimental to the setting of the Listed Building and Madeley Conservation Area.


Land bordering Madeley Pool, Madeley  19/00514/DEEM4


The Working Party has no objections.








Conservation and Heritage Fund pdf icon PDF 57 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



19/20002/HBG – Tower, Millrise, Kidsgrove


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.