ACTION was taken to thwart robbers who were stealing lead from a bay window at a Grade II-listed cottage occupied by solicitors.
The application was put forward at Greenwich House, 5 Sealand Road by Mr David Robson.
Planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council were told listed building consent was being sought to replace the lead covering of the bay window with Welsh slate.
This would deal with the theft of lead which had occurred.
The slates had already been fitted, according to a report.
No objections were raised by conservation officers.
The slate roof would preserve the integrity of any special architectural features and historic character possessed by the listed cottage, planners suggested.
It would not harm its traditional appearance and the slate would be sympathetic.
The application was recommended for approval and the council agreed listed building consent could be granted for the new slate covering.