Triangle Oast Hampkins Hill Road Chiddingstone TN8 7BB
Demolition and replacement raised terrace and external ladder, installation of new timber fence and gates, new and replacement doors, window roof lights, associated internal alterations and landscaping. AMENDMENT to show internal layout / circulation of building including relocation of internal staircase, amended height and siting of perimter fencing. | In addition to our previous comments and in response to the amendments submitted, Chiddingstone Parish Council still objects to this application on the following grounds:
1. Despite the amendments to the fence submitted, the Parish Council still objects to the proposed fencing and gates at this property. The proposed fence would be detrimental to the setting of this property. The property sits in a triangle between three roads within the Chiddingstone Conservation Area. It is an important building in the village and the proposed fencing would damage the visual impact of the property. The Applicant says that the fence would help maintain a clear boundary between the property and the surrounding highways. It is in the nature of this building to sit as it does and this is part of its historical value. There has never been a need to separate off the building from the roads for safety reasons ever since it was converted. A fence as proposed would only ever make a visual distinction, and would completely undermine the particular presence of this important building in the Chiddingstone Conservation Area. The application still does not mention the addition of stock or wire fencing to keep the pet in. The fencing described in the application would not be sufficient to keep a pet in the confines of the dwelling.
2. The proposed rooflights on the sloping roof between the two roundels constitutes inappropriate development on a listed building in the Conservation Area and the Parish Council objects to this as it would have a negative impact on this important building in the parish.
The Parish Council wants to bring to your attention that a wood store, with roof, has been constructed attached the north side of the building in such a position that it sits between the square barn and the round oast, undermining the important expression of the building type and adding something new and alien to the building. Planning permission would presumably be required for this extraneous structure on a listed building. There is room for wood to be stored beneath the existing and original gallery on the south side.