12 Bridge Street Chester CH1 1NQ

External painting to existing shop front (windows frames and fascia board) and replacement hanging signs, Internal alterations to facilitate proposed cafe and artists studios.

Comments: The Civic Trust Objects to the proposal.  The Civic Trust have no objection in principle to this proposal for a café and artists’ studios but are concerned about the fire risk to wooden structures from the proposal for ceramics being fired in a kiln in the undercroft. We consider that a condition be imposed preventing the firing of pottery on the premises and any heat using activities that could threaten the historic structure of the building

West Cheshire College Eaton Road Chester Cheshire CH4 7ER

Remodelling and refurbishment of the existing Motor Vehicle Workshop to provide a new Multi-Purpose and Digital Teaching Block


The Civic Trust have no objection in principle to this proposal but are concerned that any increase in parking demand arising from the more intensive use of this building may not be accommodated on site and lead to spill-over parking on adjoining residential streets.

The provision of only one set of toilets on the ground floor may be inadequate


Land At 176 St Marks Road Chester

Erection of 1 dwelling

The Civic Trust objects to this application for the following reasons.

The site is too small for the dwelling proposed as it interferes with the safe use of the adjacent public right of way for vehicle movements. In particular there is the potential for conflict of vehicles with walkers using the public footpath contrary to highway safety

43 Garden Lane Chester Cheshire CH1 4EN

Change of use to a 6 bedroom House of Multiple Occupation for 6 persons and the erection of a single storey extension to rear (retrospective)


– Residential amenity
Comments: The Civic trust objects to this retrospective application for the following reasons:

The multiple occupation of this house has the potential to cause disturbance to neighbours and additional on street parking leading to a loss of amenity for existing residents.

The drawings show that access to the new shower room at the back of the house requires access through the kitchen and then out of the back door into the yard. This is an unacceptable layout for healthy living.

22 – 24 Eastgate Street Chester CH1 1LE

Refurbishment and security enhancements including replacement ground floor shop front glazing, new security shutters and relocation and replacement of doors at ground floor entrance, security wall at first floor (row level) as well as replacement advertisements including the erection of flag to principal elevation.

Comments:  The Civic Trust have no objection in principle to the refurbishment of this listed building but we are concerned about the demolition of lathe and plaster ceilings on the historic character of the building.