Liverpool City Council's Planning Committee gave the go-ahead for the St Gabriel's Convent 'care village' on 30th October. Planning permission was granted, despite objections from the Woolton Society and a number of local residents. The planning officer's report stated that "The Gateacre Society ... have advised that they do not object to the proposals for the site"; but what we had actually said was that "we do not intend to submit an objection to the current proposals". We made the point that the application site lies within the Woolton Society's area (though the other side of Beaconsfield Road is in the Gateacre Society's area) and for this reason we would expect the views of the Woolton Society to be given more weight than our own. And in fact, after viewing the 'aerial perspective' visuals submitted by the applicant (see below), our Committee felt that the design and materials of the proposed extension to the main house are out of keeping with the architecture of the original mansion, and will detract from the character, appearance and setting of the listed building.

Above: Images of the proposed development (Planning Application 12F/1571)
© COPYRIGHT 2012 KWL Architects,
Newport, South Wales

To view all the submitted drawings and other documents relating to this planning application, visit the Liverpool Planning Explorer website and enter the relevant reference (i.e. 12F/1571) into the Application Number box. Then click the 'Search' button. When details of the application appear, click the number, then click 'Related Documents' (at the bottom of the page). To view any of the PDF files listed, right-click on the Document Name and download/save the file in the usual way.

To read the Planning Officer's report on the planning application, as submitted to Liverpol City Council's Planning Committee on 30 October 2012, download the PDF file (Agenda Item 103) from this page.

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