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16/2140/LBC | Installation of new entrance door | 60 High Street Honiton EX14 1PQ
  • Total Consulted: 6
  • Consultees Responded: 0

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Clerk To Honiton Town Council

Consultation Date: Mon 12 Sep 2016

Honiton St Pauls - Cllr Dean Barrow

Consultation Date: Mon 12 Sep 2016

Honiton St Pauls - Cllr J O'Leary

Consultation Date: Mon 12 Sep 2016

Conservation

Comment Date: Wed 05 Oct 2016

The listed property consists of a shop unit at ground floor with two rear storerooms exiting onto a rear garden area. At the rear is a later annex running perpendicular to the main high street elevation. Above the shop is the flat providing accommodation for the applicant and the self-contained annex is accessed from the rear. The applicant has more recently gained planning permission to construct a new dwelling to the rear of the property.

A previous application for a proposed entrance door to create access to the first floor accommodation under 15/1254/LBC & 15/1253/FUL was dismissed at Appeal. However, following the submission of a revised treatment of the front elevation at the time of the Appeal site visit, the Inspector took this into account as part of his consideration. The final decision was therefore based on the support 'in principle' for the provision of a new entrance on the High Street.

The current application is therefore based on this support and has been sufficiently detailed to match the existing early C19 shopfront with the entablature running continuously over both the new entrance door and the existing sash window and the detailing of the cornice and pilasters. The entranceway will still be rather tight in terms of accommodating the new access, but it is considered that the application has fully addressed the concerns set out by the Inspector in his decision. For this reason, any approval will need to be conditioned appropriately to ensure the minimal loss of historic fabric or damage to the fabric. In addition, the internal alterations submitted are as before and will cause minimal harm to the interior of the property, which has already been compromised by alterations to the layout and the loss of any original historic or architectural features.

Overall, based on the detailed plans now submitted, it is considered that the reason for refusal has been overcome and that taking public benefit and economic viability into account that the proposals now preserve the architectural interest of the listed building and the wider context of the Honiton Conservation Area.

PROVISIONAL RECOMMENDATION - PROPOSAL
ACCEPTABLE


SUGGESTED CONDITIONS: LBC1N; LBC23N; LBC28N

o Before any work is undertaken to remove any part of the building, the applicant shall take such steps and carry out such works as shall, during the process of the works permitted by this consent, secure the safety and the stability of that part of the building which is to be retained. Such steps and works shall, where necessary, include, in relation to any part of the building to be retained, measures as follows:-

a) to strengthen any wall or vertical surface;
b) to support any wall, roof or horizontal surface;
c) to provide protection for the building against the weather during the
progress of the works, and
d) the details of any necessary repairs or other related works.
(Reason - To safeguard the architectural and historic character of the building in accordance with Policy EN9 - Development Affecting a Designated Heritage Asset of the Adopted New East Devon Local Plan 2016.)


o The ground floor sliding sash window (3 over 3) to the right hand side of the front elevation shall be retained in situ and shall be protected during the whole period of the alterations, the details of which shall be submitted and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority prior to the commencement of the works.
(Reason - To safeguard the architectural and historic character of the building in accordance with Policy EN9 - Development Affecting a Designated Heritage Asset of the Adopted New East Devon Local Plan 2016.)

Parish/Town Council

Comment Date: Wed 21 Sep 2016

The Town Council objects to this application on the grounds that it is not satisfied that the proposals respect the clearly visible listed building in the High Street. If the property is to be split into retail / residential, the Town Council is of the view that the access should be from the rear of the property.

Devon County Highway Authority

Comment Date: Mon 19 Sep 2016

Does not wish to comment

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