Summary The current owner of the Grade II Listed Building sought to make modification and alterations to the building to function better and meet their needs. As a result, Listed Building Consent is required.
Proposal The proposal is to restore parts of the building and remove unfortunate modern interventions. The works include internal alterations to the existing house on ground and first floors.
Our Advice Pre-application discussions took place between the owner and conservation officer to gauge initial support levels. Once completed, a Listed Building Application, which our heritage consultant prepared was submitted. It included an extensive Heritage Statement and Design and Access Statement. The report provided details on the history of Newton Flotman, history of the site, assessment of heritage assets in the immediate area including their setting and significance, details on the proposed development and an assessment of impact of the proposed development on significance and setting. The report acknowledged that there are two components to the proposal that may result in some harm to the original historic fabric. However, it is balanced by the heritage benefits of the proposal.
Outcome Comments received from the local authority’s conservation officer were supportive of the works following advice and guidance discussions. It was agreed that the impact of the proposals will result in less than substantial harm on the lower end of the scale and will result in heritage benefits to the building. Therefore, the local authority continued their support and Listed Building Consent was given with no additional conditions placed on the consent.