A SCHEME to convert “dangerous” buildings into new workshops and classrooms at Burton Manor has been welcomed.
Liverpool City Council had applied to the borough council for permission to reconstruct a number of glasshouses at the campus in The Village, Burton.
These are presently in a “dangerous state of disrepair,” said case officer Clare Appleyard, of the borough’s planning unit, in a report.
Liverpool Council wants to rebuild, refurbish and convert them to make nine artisan workshops including interactive learning areas, a classroom, and community space.
Uses could include thatching, jewellery design, stone and wood carving, lace, candle and furniture making, fashion and design, floristry and coppicing and dry stone walling.
The glasshouses will also be used as a specialist horticultural laboratory, plant nursery and associated teaching space.
A nearby walled garden will be adapted for demonstrations and teaching allotments.
Building work will reuse existing materials including bricks. Significant historical features found will be retained or reinstated.
The councillors collectively said that they “welcomed the plans”.
Planners also approved a covered jet wash at Hooton Service Station, Chester Road, Hooton for Beri Services Ltd; two-storey rear and single-storey side extensions at 12 Sutton Hall Gardens, Little Sutton, for Ms K Heron; raising of the roof, a loft conversion and front and rear porch extensions at Beresford Cottage, Mill Lane, Willaston, for Mr G Grogan; and a partly retrospective single-storey side and rear extension and pitched roof to a garage at 11 Carlton Close, Parkgate, for Mr Roberts.