Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Demolition-St. George's Rectory

St. George's wish to demolish the old rectory. The Trust is official against this as it is a grade II listed building and was listed as part of a site with three buildings including the church and school.

Planning Application to demolish a Listed Building

The planning application consultation period for the demolition of St. George’s former Vicarage, Heaviley a Grade II listed building, will end on 15th August. The application number 047344 and accompanying documents/surveys etc can be viewed at:

Comments for or against can be left.

Comments can also be sent to the case officer Mark Jordan at:

Mark Jordan, Planning Services, Stockport MBC, Place Directorate, Stopford House, Piccadilly, Stockport SK1 3XE

The Vicarage has been subject to fire and vandalism and the interior is severely damaged, but the ACIES Structural Condition Report in the Heritage Report Document states that ‘Although there is extensive fire damage to timber elements, the masonry in the building seems to be unaffected.’ Stockport has some good examples of sympathetic re-use of heritage buildings, and it would be sad to see this precedent replaced by approval of the demolition of a listed building.