Proposal To Demolish Glorious Old House Stopped

At WLBC Planning, 2019/1273/FUL 46 Long Lane Aughton – Trafalgar House

known locally as ‘the back to front local landmark’ because of its front entrance overlooking the garden at the rear of the site, is a 1800’s detached Villa with some degree of architectural and historical interest.

Members of the Aughton Parish Council considered it had genuine local merit for some form of ‘listing’ given its original internal layout, its rather grand front appearance, uninterrupted views of the River Mersey and its Victorian Suburban Villa status.

The application to erect a new dwelling on the site, given the design, scale and mass proposed, would be ‘out of keeping’ with the ‘street scene’ in this particular location sited in close proximity to its neighbouring Villas.

It was not clear from the plans what the boundary treatment proposals were, eg retaining the unusual decorative wall (decorations featured on the front boundary wall) off Long Lane. Further clarification should be sought.

WARD:- Aughton Park PARISH:- Aughton Application: 2019/1273/FUL Decision: Planning Permission REFUSED…thank goodness for that!

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