Beaconsfield Road

A planning/listed building consent application (ref. 12F/2874 & 12L/2875) was submitted in November to demolish the former stable block belonging to Abbots Lea, and replace it by a new classroom block for the Special School which now occupies the site. The Listed mansion - which is to remain intact - was built in 1862 for Liverpool shipowner John Bushby, and was subsequently the home of Widnes soap manufacturer William Winwood Gossage and Bootle dyer and cleaner Sir Benjamin Sands Johnson. Wealthy men such as these relied on private horse-drawn transport to reach their places of business. We therefore believe that the stable block is an important feature of the Listed Building, and deserves to be renovated/converted rather than demolished. A decision on the application is to be made by the City Council's Planning Committee on 29th January 2013.

Above: The Stable Block in October 2012 (from the 12L/2875 Building Condition Survey Report) © COPYRIGHT 2012
EC Harris LLP, Manchester M1 3BN

To view the submitted drawings and other documents relating to Liverpool planning applications, visit the Liverpool Planning Explorer website and enter the relevant reference (e.g. 12L/2875) 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.

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