Agenda and minutes

Conservation Advisory Working Party - Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 6.00 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 189 KB

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting(s)


Resolved:                 That the minutes of the meeting held on 19 November, 2019 be agreed as a correct record.


Previously Considered Applications pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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





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



New Applications Received pdf icon PDF 22 KB

To make observations on new applications received.

Additional documents:



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




Manor House Farm, Park Lane, Ashley    19/00895/FUL & 19/00896/LBC




The Working Party is happy with the principle of the conversion and adaptation of the barns and welcomes the fact that this development will save the barns which have serious structural issues in some areas.  Concerns were raised over the foundations and that the action is imperative immediately to ensure the north barn gable and rear wall does not collapse.  The group points out that there is much more detail required to ensure the conversion will be appropriate.  There was objection to the size and amount of rooflights in the proposal which needs addressing.  The group raised objections to the glazed gable, that it should be more solid and robust in its approach.  For the former loading bay extension, they are happy with the principle but again want a more robust approach and that it should reflect a more agricultural design with less glazing and if metal is used then aluminium is too light an approach – otherwise it should be timber.  Windows should reflect the style on the barns rather than standardising the style to side opening casements and should be painted timber.


Former Vodafone, Castle Walk, Newcastle  19/00928/ADV


The Working Party refers the decision maker to Council policy, including supplementary planning guidance, on hanging signs and objected to the style of the internally illuminated projecting box sign.


Former Police Station, Merrial Street, Newcastle  19/00925/COU


No objections


Cobra Biologics, Keele  19/00900/FUL & 19/00901/FUL


The Working Party wants better landscaping and higher natural screening of the external ducting and a higher fence to help distract from the development which impacts on the streetscene and the Historic Park and Garden.


Church House Farm, Haddon Lane, Newcastle  19/00877/FUL


The Working Party had concerns about the location of the barn, considering its proximi to the road and other nearby dwellings and given this barn is spreading away from the existing barns and farm buildings.  They want to ensure that it doesn’t interfere with sightlines to the church and Green Farm. 







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.