Decision details

2/2018/0239 - 4-5 Headford Court, Cockermouth - Listed building consent for installation of external mechanical extraction system and flue

Decision Maker: Development Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




The Planning Officer recommended approval.


The Planning Officer outlined the application and detailed the main issues within the report as follows:


  • Listed Building:


The proposed works will have some degree of impact upon the significance of the listed building. However, the impact is considered to be less than substantial harm. The flue is a necessary, subservient system to enable the continued use of the building. Ensuring its continued use in this way promotes investment into the fabric and the overall preservation of the architectural and historic qualities that the asset possesses.


Members noted the representations received in respect of the application, the main grounds of which were set out in the report.


Councillor C Armstrong moved that the application be approved as per the officer’s recommendation. This was seconded by Councillor M Grainger.


A vote was taken on the motion. The vote in favour was unanimous. The motion was carried.








  1. The works hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of five years from the date of this consent.


Reason: In order to comply with Section 18 of the Planning (Listed building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.


  1. The works hereby consented shall be carried out solely in accordance with the following plans:

002 Rev A Existing & Proposed Rear and Side Elevations/Site Plan/Block Plan (amended plan 14/5/2018)

Aspava Layout Option 1 (amended plan 14/5/2018)


Reason: In order to ensure that the works are carried out in complete accordance with the approved plans to preserve the architectural and historic qualities that the building possesses.


  1. The flue and extraction system shall be manufactured with a grey matt paint finish, details of which shall be provided to the Local Planning Authority and approved in writing before the system is installed.


Reason: To preserve the architectural and historic qualities that the building possesses.

Report author: Kelly Hampson

Publication date: 29/06/2018

Date of decision: 26/06/2018

Decided at meeting: 26/06/2018 - Development Panel

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