Agenda and minutes

Conservation Advisory Working Party - Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Conservation Advisory Working Party - Hybrid Meeting - Conference. View directions

Contact: Geoff Durham 

No. Item




There were no apologies


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 6 October, 2020 be agreed as a correct record.


Previously Considered Applications pdf icon PDF 117 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 12 KB

To make observations on new applications received.

Additional documents:


Resolved:      That the following observations be made on the applications

listed below:-




Playing Fields, off Manor Road, Madeley    20/00747/FUL




The Working Party were concerned over the height of the proposed fence and its adjacency to the listed wall and well head.  It was inappropriate in terms of its materials design and height.  Practically access would be needed to maintain both the wall and the hedge and the details did not show the exact location of the fence.  Concern was also raised regarding retention of the hedge which was essential to help to preserve the rural setting of the site.  They recommended that if essential the fence should be timber and much lower than the proposed for this part of the playing fields.


10 King Street, Newcastle  20/00858/COU & 20/00859/LBC


The Working Party felt that overall this was an encouraging scheme which lends itself well to residential conversion.  Some members felt that the upper floors would make a larger more desirable flat if taken together rather than 3 one bedroom flats on each floor.  It was regrettable that the main entrance was not the main entrance into the building anymore given the car park and rear access and comments were raised over lack of disabled access and that the rear stepped access might be ramped.   The existing internal doorways to be blocked up should be revealed, including architraves to show the original plan.








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.


The following item was considered urgent due to the timescales involved for a decision to be reached on the Planning application.



Linen Cottage, Main Road, Betley  20/00751/FUL & 20/00788/LBC


The Working Party was extremely disappointed with this proposal - the plans were not accurate enough.  The new lean-to roof would interfere with the timber frame and the decorative gutter brackets.  The structure would harm the integrity of the existing building and would probably present breathability and drainage issues given the irregular plane of the walls at the rear elevation.  They felt that more thought and sensitivity to the practicality of this proposal was required by an architect not an interior designer.