Canterbury City Council have granted listed building consent and planning permission for the reinstatement of two-storey rear extension including structural works to remaining walls with new door and external staircase to comprise an office on ground floor and staff accommodation on first floor.
The property is grade II* listed and located within Canterbury City Conservation Area. The rear projection of the main hotel building suffered a roof collapse. Immediate remedial works were carried out on site following the collapse to reduce the damage to the exposed elements and to ensure the structural integrity of the property. Pre-application advice was sought from the conservation officer to seek agreement on the schedule of works to allow the re-building of the two-storey rear addition and repair works to the timber framed walling.
The proposals sought to replicate what previously existed and the re-build works were carefully considered and had regard to the importance of the building where the heritage value of the property is significant. JTS prepared a detailed schedule of works (some of the original building materials are re-used). The council’s decision was issued under delegated powers with a number of conditions attached to the consent.