PLANNING permission and listed building consent were granted to allow for a dining room extension at a Grade II listed terraced property.
The applications were put forward at Elmhurst, 42 Parkgate Road, Neston by Ronald Hancock.
The property at one stage was a residential home which has been split into two, according to a report.
Mr Hancock told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council it has limited living space and he was seeking approval to remove a lift, which had been needed for the residential home and to build the dining room extension.
No objections were raised by Neston Civic Society, conservation officers or by neighbours. Neston Town Council said it was concerned that Cheshire West and Chester's planning department ‘accepts such a poor level of application for consideration’.
It claimed that insufficient details had been provided to enable the council to comment on an application involving a listed building in the conservation area.
The extension would not affect the character of the listed building, its setting or its features of special architectural or historic interest, conservation officers suggested.
The separate applications were recommended for approval and the borough council agreed that planning permission and listed building consent could be granted.