Agenda and minutes

Conservation Advisory Working Party
Tuesday, 8th October, 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 191 KB

To consider the minutes of the previous meeting(s)


Resolved:                 That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 September, 2019 be agreed as a correct record.


Previously Considered Applications pdf icon PDF 127 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 23 KB

To make observations on new applications received.

Additional documents:


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




Hillside Chapel, Mow Cop   19/709/FUL & 19/710/LBC




The Working Party notes that this is a positive and respectful new use for this part of the Chapel.  They would like consideration to be given to the re-use or relocation of the organ if this is found to be of significance.


Lotus House, 31 Marsh Parade, Newcastle 19/00578/FUL


The Working Party considers that this development is overdevelopment of the site, to the detriment of the Conservation Area leaving no amenity space.  Drawings are poor as is the quality of the proposed extension and it is not clear how the proposal would relate to the adjacent boundary walls.


20 Sidmouth Avenue, Newcastle 19/00708/DEEM4


The Working Party does not object to the conversion of the main building back to a single dwelling house but feels that the streetscene character of Sidmouth Avenue, particularly on this side of the road is for large semi-detached villas and the development would be improved by introducing this into the proposal.  The Working Party felt that the roofs of the proposed dwellings were too high and the relationship with the three storey gable needed consideration.  They object to the frontage car parking which should be relocated to the rear and consideration given to rear garaging or parking.


Nationwide, 108 High Street, Newcastle   19/00726/ADV


The Working Party has no objections to the fascia sign but objects to the location of the hanging sign on the front of the canopy.  This affects the clean lines this block which is harmful to the character of this part of the Conservation Area and should be located where the existing hanging sign is underneath the canopy or omitted from the scheme. 


181 Holloway Lane, Aston  19/00734/FUL 


The historic nature of this building has influenced and informed the refurbishment scheme.  Only concern was with the repositioning of the flue which is now larger and more prominent.  Original position was preferable.


Harecastle Farm, Miller & Carter, Talke  19/00752/ADV 


The Working Party has no objections and would like all fixings to be in the mortar joints.


Former Carphone Warehouse, Castle Walk, Newcastle  19/00656/FUL & 19/757/ADV


The Working Party has no objections to the scheme and the signage, except the position of the projecting sign should be amended to reflect the location of other similar signs along the street.





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.