Agenda and minutes

Conservation Advisory Working Party - Tuesday, 17th September, 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

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting(s)


Resolved:                 That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 August be agreed as a correct record.


Previously Considered Applications

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 54 KB

To make observations on new applications received.

Additional documents:


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




Smart Innovation Hub Building, IC6, Keele   19/00612/ADV




The Working Party has no objections to the sign on this building but feels that future University signage should have a consistent approach as well as complement the building.


NuL School, Mount Pleasant, Newcastle 19/00635/FUL


The Working Party has no objections in principle but thinks that the design is fussy and the uprights should continue with no gaps, still incorporating the logo.  Some members felt that the new fixed section of railings should replicate the wall on this middle section.


7 Granville Avenue, Newcastle 19/00711/FUL


The Working Party recognises that much of this extension is not visible because of the shed which currently occupies the rear of the garden but this is a temporary structure and certainly the hipped roof may be visible.  It objects to the copings and would like this element simplified.  They also feel that the dark brick detailing around the jambs should be replicated on the extension and ensure that timber is used for the windows, as is specified in the application.  Members felt that the proposed large window on the rear was unsightly and thought this could be redesigned to be more sympathetic.


Orme House, Orme Road, Newcastle   19/00712/LBC & 19/00715/ADV


The Working Party has no objections. 


Harecastle Farm, Miller & Carter, Talke  19/00680/LBC 


The Working Party has no objections.


Ashfields Grange, Hall Street, Newcastle  19/00614/FUL


The Working Party did not object to this proposal given that it will not have an impact on the character or appearance of the Conservation Area.  They did express a wish that a landscaping scheme included screening for the car parking at the front of the site.








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


The Working Party considered the following grants.


1.    19/20003/HBG - 1 Albert Terrace, Wolstanton

2.    19/20005/HBG – Wall to rear of Five Steppes, Main Road, Betley


Resolved:    The Working Party supports the giving of these grants.





Urgent Business

To consider any business which is urgent within the meaning of Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972.


The officer showed the Working Party a series of 3D images that the Council had received for Renford House, 19/00529/FUL.  The Working Party welcomed the additional information but do not wish to amend their minute from the last meeting.