LISTED building consent was agreed for alterations to a Grade II listed mid terrace Georgian property fronting the River Dee.
The retrospective application was put forward at 12 Deva Terrace, Dee Lane by Mr C Caunce.
Mr Caunce told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council he was seeking approval for work including external and internal repainting, the installation of spotlights throughout the property, new radiators, a new bathroom suite and two free standing lanterns in a patio area with two lights either side of the front door.
Chester Civic Trust pointed out that modern Georgian windows appeared to have been used in the property but it was not clear when they were installed.
They were concerned about a new window which appeared to have been added and about the standard of workmanship.
Conservation officers felt the works which had been carried out did not have a significantly adverse effect on the character and appearance of the listed building.
They believed, however, the external lighting would be detrimental to its setting and the property would benefit from its removal.
A report suggests the external lights would be out of keeping features which would affect the appearance of the building when seen from the surrounding area and from the river.
Mr Caunce agreed to the removal of the external lighting with the exception of one light which would be retained for security purposes.
In response to the Civic Trust, planning officers said the new window appeared to have been in place since the property was listed in 1972.
The application was recommended for permission and the borough council agreed that retrospective consent could be granted.