Agenda item

LBC/19/01460 - Land at the former Rock Ferry High School and Ravenswood, Highfield South, Rock Ferry, Wirral, CH42 4RQ, Listed Building Consent for the conversion of Ravenswood into eight apartments. Associated application APP/19/01459 which seeks full planning consent for the erection of an extra care scheme comprising of 102 apartments and 76 dwellings within the curtilage of Ravenswood.


Councillor G Davies declared a prejudicial interest in this matter and left the meeting during its consideration (minute 89 refers).


The Director of Regeneration and Place submitted the above application for consideration.


Three petitioners addressed the Committee.


The applicant’s representative addressed the Committee.


On a motion by the Chair and seconded by Councillor S Foulkes it was –


Resolved (13:0) – That the application be approved subject to the following conditions:


1. The works for which Listed Building Consent is hereby granted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this consent.


2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans received by the local planning authority on 25 September 2019 and listed as follows: 4928_1100 Rev. A, 294-SK-01 Rev. A, 4928_1800 Rev. M, 4928_1801 Rev. E, 4928_1802 Rev. F, 4928_1803 Rev. E, 4928_1350, 4928_1200 Rev. A, 4928_1201 Rev. A, 4928_1202 Rev. A, 4928_1221 Rev. A, 4928_1222 Rev. A, 4928_1223 Rev. A, 4928_1224 Rev. A, 4928_1225 Rev. A, 4928_1210 Rev. B, 4928_1211 Rev. A, 4928_1212 Rev. A, 4928_1213 Rev. B, 4928_1351 Rev. C, 4928_1351 Rev. C, 4928_1352 Rev. C, 4928_1352 Rev. C, 4928_1214 Rev. A, 4928_1214 Rev. A, 4928_1215, 4928_1215, 4928_1216, 4928_1216, 4928_1217, 4928_1217, 4928_1210 Rev. B, 4928_1211 Rev. A, 4928_1212 Rev. A, 4928_1213 Rev. B, Surface Water Catchment Area Plan, Proposed Drainage Layout, Catastrophic Flood Exceedance Route, Proposed Levels


3. Within six months of the date of this decision or prior to the development of Plots 15 to 76 inclusive (whichever comes first), a survey of all architectural and historic features of the building shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority identifying the method by which the original features shall be preserved and retained in situ and protected during the alterations hereby permitted.


No features shall be disturbed or removed either temporarily or permanently except with the prior written approval of the Local Planning Authority. Particular regard should be given to the following items: skirtings; wood panelling; original windows including their historic window glass and surrounds; original doors and surrounds; staircases including balusters and handrails; ceiling mouldings and other vulnerable surfaces and finishes.


4. Prior to implementation of work approved by this consent, details, including sections, of the method of fixings for all new glazed and plasterboard faced partitions. All new partitions and other elements of construction shall be scribed around features of significance including cornices, picture rails, chair rails, skirting, panelling, door and window linings and shall not cut through such features. The works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.


5. Notwithstanding any indicative details on the approved drawings, prior to implementation, working drawings or product specification of the following shall be submitted to and approved by the local planning authority:


1.  Details of all rain water goods including hoppers and down pipes, which for the avoidance of doubt shall be of cast iron and painted black. Furthermore, any rain-waters goods of significance and in a repairable condition shall be retained;

2.  Boiler flues and ventilation terminals;

3.  Mechanical and electrical services [which shall include details of all routes];

4.  Interior fittings such as radiators, electrical socket outlets and switchplates in architecturally sensitive areas;

5.  Chimney pots;

6.  All new boundary treatments including walls, railings, fences and gates;

7.  Details of the proposed external decorative finishes and colour scheme.


The scheme shall be implemented in accordance with the approved details and completed to the satisfaction of the local planning authority.


6. Insofar as this consent relates to the widening of the access off Highfield South, before work begins, a scheme identifying the extent of stone wall to be removed and arrangements for the temporary secure storage of the gate piers and retained stone and a timetable for their reinstatement shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The agreed details shall include samples of the stone, mortar mix, colour, texture, bond and joint finish to be used.


For the avoidance of doubt, the gate piers and adjoining stone wall shall be removed by hand or by tools held in the hand other than power-driven tools.


7. Notwithstanding the indicative detail shown on the approved drawings, a schedule of all new internal and external doors to be used, including cross sectional drawings at 1:5 scale (or similar), shall be submitted for written approval by the local planning authority prior to the implementation of works. This shall include all sill, lintel, jamb, reveal details and final paint colour. The works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.


8. After the works granted under this consent are completed, any damage caused to the building by the works shall be made good to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.


9. Within three months of the date of this decision, interim works to the roof of Ravenswood to prevent further water ingress shall be implemented. 





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