ALTERATIONS had approval to a Grade II listed villa in West Cheshire’s Green Belt.
Applicant Mr D Davies told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council he was seeking listed building consent to replace three windows at The Poplars, 88 Chester Road, Childer Thornton, remove a ground-floor window and replace it with French doors and to install a satellite dish.
A design statement says that before the house, one of a pair, was listed in 1985 the previous owners replaced the original windows at the rear, which are now rotting despite regular maintenance.
Rather than continue with repairs which would become increasingly difficult, Mr Davies said he would like to reinstate the windows. These would be double-glazed and match exactly previously approved replacement windows at the property. The new French windows would match others agreed at the villa.
The satellite dish would blend in with a painted chimney stack and would not be visible from the front of the house.
Mr Davies said his proposals were supported by neighbours in the other two villas.
No objections were raised by conservation officers, who said that, although satellite dishes on listed buildings could be controversial, the much smaller-than-usual dish proposed for The Poplars would be located between two roofs and would not be visible.
The application was recommended for approval as the works would not harm the special architectural features and historic character of the building.
Cheshire West and Chester Council agreed listed building consent could be granted.