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27/09/2016

Appeal: Consent refused for conversion of ‘at risk’ listed church

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An inspector has refused listed building consent and planning permission for the conversion of a listed former Baptist church into a residential unit in Holt, Wrexham, after finding that the changes proposed would severely damage the character of the building.

The chapel dates from 1827 and is described as being a very simple, rectangular form with a plain interior, with an interior balcony being one of the few features of interest remaining.

Inspector Aiden McCooey noted that the principle of conversion of the chapel to return it to beneficial use was welcomed by Wrexham County Borough Council, Cadw and neighbouring residents, as the building .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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