Agenda and minutes

Conservation Advisory Working Party - Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Conservation Advisory Working Party - Hybrid Meeting - Conference. 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 187 KB

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting(s)


Resolved:                 That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 August 2020 be agreed as a correct record.


Previously Considered Applications

To receive the decisions of applications which have been previously considered by this Working Party…  NONE TO REPORT



Resolved:         That the report on the decision on applications previously considered

                          by this Working Party be received.



New Applications Received pdf icon PDF 13 KB

To make observations on new applications received.

Additional documents:


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




Betley Court (rear of) Main Road, Betley    20/00655/FUL




The Working Party concludes that the side sheds are unfortunate as the wood colour is very bright, feeling that planting around them will help.   It was recommended that the eaves could be painted to match the main building or that they could be painted totally to help them to be more recessive.


Betley Court, Main Road, Betley  20/00685/FUL & 20/00686/LBC


The Working Party is sympathetic to the new roof design solution to deal with the notorious internal gully and problems with the fashionable roofs of the period and has no objections to the internal changes and roof structure by removing the well and using a stepped lead roof.  It also accepts the enormous cost of the project and agrees that the timing issue is relevant to preserve the structure.  It regrets the proposal to use Welsh slate rather than replace the Westmorland on the relevant frontage roof slopes.  The difference between the slates is colour, texture and thickness with the green colour chosen to compliment the brickwork.  The group feels that the Welsh has a more utilitarian colour size and texture and regrets the entire substitution given the very apparent road frontage elevation.   They also feel that the graduated slates for the new roof are crucial to the appearance of the refurbished building and its conservation.  As a Grade II* house of great importance, this monumental task of rescuing the building needs to get it right.








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.