LISTED building consent was sought for work to a grade two star listed building on Chester’s outskirts.
The application was made by the National Communities Resource Centre at Trafford Hall, Ince Lane, Wimbolds Trafford.
For the centre, Mr Jon Findlay told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council it was proposed to replace a section of water damaged truss and carry out waterproofing and replastering.
The former residential home is set in large grounds with landscaped gardens, according to a report.
It is in the borough’s green belt and is surrounded by farmland on all sides.
The failing truss, in an upstairs dining room, had rotted due to problems with lead flashing around a chimney, the report explained.
The rotten end of the truss would be replaced, rotten plaster removed, the wall treated and the plaster replaced.
No objections were raised by Mickle Trafford and District Parish Council, English Heritage or by conservation officers.
There were no comments from neighbours who were consulted on the application or from Chester Villages borough councillors Margaret Parker and Stuart Parker (Con) who were notified.
Conservation specialists believed the method of repair would lead to an acceptable finish.
The application was recommended for approval and the council agreed listed building consent could be granted.