Water Mill Blog - 29th November 2007 Planning
This Water Mill Blog is read by many people, some of whom
professional interest in the project. The local Planning and
Conservation authorities for example.
We had a site
today with a representative from the County Council and one from
Malvern Hills District Council, both of whom had concerns about the
work being done with particular reference to the listed building status
of the mill.
Together with Tim Booth of the Midland
Organisation they had a good look around inside the mill before we all
sat down in a very cold barn to discuss the way ahead.
agreed that the mill will almost certainly become a listed building in
its own right in the near future and it may well be regarded as
curtilage listed as part of the Court House complex at the moment.
to a listed building do not need any permission or approval but any
changes do need consent before the work is done. Adding railings beside
the steps outside the mill would be a change and will need permission
but replacing the buckets in the waterwheel with replicas of the
originals is a repair and doesn't.
To avoid problems
confusion in the future we have agreed to keep the authorities informed
about our work plans so that they can advise us of any permissions we
need before work is done. They are also going to investigate ways of
getting the building recorded in detail at no cost to the Mill Society.
the meeting the team took lunch and then dispersed to a number of
tasks. Richard, John and Headley left to take up domestic duties while
Martyn, Dave and Max continued the work on the hay loft floor.
more, this Water Mill Blog has to record the high quality skills of Mrs
Dave who provided a quantity of mince pies. They were delicious and a
reminder that this is our last working day in November. Only three
weeks to the shortest day!
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