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Caring for Marple's Past Present & Future
Local Heritage Listing Presentation by
Gillian Postill
Local Listing - Why we did it
•2009 - Threat to an important heritage site -
inappropriate dense housing development
propo...
Support for the Vision
and Local Listing
•Launch of the Vision for Marple 2010
• Political support,
• Council support
• Co...
157 Statutory Listed building - Marple Centre and surrounding villages
Grade I,
Grade II*
Grade II
9 Conservation Areas
4 ...
Mellor Hall – Grade II*
St Martins Church, Brabyns, Grade II*
All Saints Church – Grade II
Oldknow’s Limekilns
Scheduled Monument
There are many buildings in Marple which are not “listed” but are nonetheless
worthy or recognition.
It is important that ...
10
Local Listing - Getting started
When:
•Civic Society’s 50th Anniversary
•1st National Civic Day
Who:
Stockport MBC C&H ...
• What are the effects in Planning Terms?
• How will this benefit Marple?
• Criteria?
• Nomination procedure & Local Listi...
Local Listing Meeting
Local Listing
effects in planning terms
• Does not change the existing
planning controls that apply to a
building already
...
Local Listing
How will this benefit Marple?
• Promotes the rich and varied heritage of
Marple
• Retains and enhances Marpl...
Architectural Interest
• Buildings which are locally or regionally important for the interest of their
architectural desig...
Architectural Interest
Stonehurst, Hibbert Lane
This is a good example of a villa style
property set within a large plot.
...
Historic Interest
Aquaduct House, located on the banks of
the Peak Forrest Canal
Named on Bryant’s map of 1831 as Watch
Ho...
Close Historical Association
Albert Schools, Church Lane
Albert Schools were built in 1868, as a
congregational Sunday Sch...
Group Value
Low Lea Cottages, Low Lea Road
Marple Bridge
Nrs. 3 – 9 Low Lea Cottages is a good
example of a distinct group...
Buildings of Local
Interest in Marple
Nomination Form
Historic Asset Record Form
109 locally listed buildings
373 surveyed, 218 nominated
121 presented to Area Committee (9 existing entries)
13 site and ...
Marple Local List - the process
1.Preparation
• Decide selection criteria
• consult other sources: former grade 111
buildi...
Benefits - Lessons - What next?
Benefits
•Greater protection for local heritage
•Material consideration in determining
pla...
Some of the Local Listed Heritage buildings
in Marple area to be nominated for the list of ACV
Carver Theatre
Hawk Green R...
Acknowledgments
Paul Hartley for his invaluable help, support and expertise
Kerry Walmsley - for helping Marple beyond the...
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How we listed our local heritage assets - Marple Civic Society

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How we listed our local heritage assets - Marple Civic Society

  1. 1. Caring for Marple's Past Present & Future Local Heritage Listing Presentation by Gillian Postill
  2. 2. Local Listing - Why we did it •2009 - Threat to an important heritage site - inappropriate dense housing development proposal from British Waterways (now CRT) at Marple Wharf •Vision For Marple •To identify and find a way to protect what is important to Marple - heritage and community assets, appropriate regeneration opportunities.
  3. 3. Support for the Vision and Local Listing •Launch of the Vision for Marple 2010 • Political support, • Council support • Community support •Set up ‘Marple Vision Partnership’ to promote partnership working •Local Listing - L.A. R/V 2009 Heritage asset (PPS5 - NPPF 2012) (designated and local assets identified by Local Planning Authority) Material consideration in planning decisions
  4. 4. 157 Statutory Listed building - Marple Centre and surrounding villages Grade I, Grade II* Grade II 9 Conservation Areas 4 scheduled monuments Do we need further protection in Marple?? Local Listing?? Current protection for Marple
  5. 5. Mellor Hall – Grade II*
  6. 6. St Martins Church, Brabyns, Grade II*
  7. 7. All Saints Church – Grade II
  8. 8. Oldknow’s Limekilns Scheduled Monument
  9. 9. There are many buildings in Marple which are not “listed” but are nonetheless worthy or recognition. It is important that these are maintained and enhanced for the future!
  10. 10. 10 Local Listing - Getting started When: •Civic Society’s 50th Anniversary •1st National Civic Day Who: Stockport MBC C&H Dept - Paul Hartley •Conservation Management Trainee HLF Skills for the future •Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit Marple Civic Society •Community groups (PPS5) •Members of the public
  11. 11. • What are the effects in Planning Terms? • How will this benefit Marple? • Criteria? • Nomination procedure & Local Listing process What will stakeholders and the public want to know? Stakeholder meeting
  12. 12. Local Listing Meeting
  13. 13. Local Listing effects in planning terms • Does not change the existing planning controls that apply to a building already • Does not offer any statutory protection • Material consideration for planning decisions • Seek to ensure that any proposals take into account the local significance of a building • Absence of a heritage asset on the local list does not imply that it has no heritage value Derby Range, Heaton Moor A locally listed building in the Heatons has been sensitively redeveloped into flats, giving consideration to it’s special character.
  14. 14. Local Listing How will this benefit Marple? • Promotes the rich and varied heritage of Marple • Retains and enhances Marple’s buildings and environment for future generations • Encourages tourism • Positive impact on housing market • Allows communities to engage with their heritage • Fosters good design that enhances the building, its setting and the wider locality locality of Marple •Encourages sensitive treatment of the building where renovations or alterations are proposed The Carver Theatre, Church Lane. Fine, stone built Georgian Building of Local significance as a community theatre. Inclusion on the local list will act to promote this building that is important to the local people of Marple.
  15. 15. Architectural Interest • Buildings which are locally or regionally important for the interest of their architectural design, decoration and craftsmanship. • Buildings that are important examples of particular building types and techniques. • Buildings that display a significant plan form. Historic Interest • Buildings which illustrate important aspects of local or regional social, economic, cultural or military history. Close Historical Association • Close historical association with local or regional important people or events • For example buildings associated with: S.Oldknow T.Carver A. Hudson Group Value • Where buildings comprise of important architectural or historic unity. • Where buildings demonstrate a fine example of planning: • Squares, Terraces, Courtyards • Courtyards Local Listing - Criteria
  16. 16. Architectural Interest Stonehurst, Hibbert Lane This is a good example of a villa style property set within a large plot. Asymmetrical in design with gables and bay windows and hooded mould details.
  17. 17. Historic Interest Aquaduct House, located on the banks of the Peak Forrest Canal Named on Bryant’s map of 1831 as Watch House. ‘L’ shaped plan house of handmade brick and interesting double arch detail surrounding window of upper floor gable. Visible historic link with the development of Marple’s industrial heritage, the Canal network and Samuel Oldknow.
  18. 18. Close Historical Association Albert Schools, Church Lane Albert Schools were built in 1868, as a congregational Sunday School at the instigation of Thomas Carver of Hollins Mill, later became a full time day school.
  19. 19. Group Value Low Lea Cottages, Low Lea Road Marple Bridge Nrs. 3 – 9 Low Lea Cottages is a good example of a distinct group of pre industrial vernacular cottages in Marple Bridge.
  20. 20. Buildings of Local Interest in Marple Nomination Form
  21. 21. Historic Asset Record Form
  22. 22. 109 locally listed buildings 373 surveyed, 218 nominated 121 presented to Area Committee (9 existing entries) 13 site and monuments register, 2 added, 1 eliminated • Places of Worship • Public Buildings – Schools, Reading Rooms • Industrial Buildings • Houses • Farms • Public Houses • Retail • Memorials • Associations : Oldknow, Carver, Wright, etc • Street Furniture
  23. 23. Marple Local List - the process 1.Preparation • Decide selection criteria • consult other sources: former grade 111 buildings, historic environment record, Pevsner, libraries etc 2.Initial consultation / publicity • Public exhibition • Arrange stakeholder meeting • Process, benefits, invite nominations • web pages - local press 2. Public consultation • Support for nominations • Nominations from the public Survey & Research Process Kerry - Conservation Management Student • Site Visit • Photographic Survey • Desk based research • Building descriptions Consultation Process • Internal consultation / Conservation • Stakeholder/Community Group consultation • Area Committee consultation • Owner/occupier consultation • Executive member decision • Owner notification • Publicity/dissemination
  24. 24. Benefits - Lessons - What next? Benefits •Greater protection for local heritage •Material consideration in determining planning applications •Promotes the heritage of Marple •Encourages Tourism •Improved partnership working, dialogue and trust: • Local Authority and Conservation • Community Groups • Councillors Lessons Need to involving the community/public • enriches the project • local people know what is important locally • greater understanding and trust What next? • Compile a list of Assets of Community Value • Work in partnership with the council/process • Involve the community for nominations • Civic Day/Marple Carnival - public consultation • Double protection for some buildings - LL & ACV
  25. 25. Some of the Local Listed Heritage buildings in Marple area to be nominated for the list of ACV Carver Theatre Hawk Green Reading Room Regent Cinema Ring O’ Bells
  26. 26. Acknowledgments Paul Hartley for his invaluable help, support and expertise Kerry Walmsley - for helping Marple beyond the call of duty Cllr. Sue Ingham - for support and encouragement Marple Community Groups - for their engagement and nominations Marple Public/Residents - who make Marple such a wonderful place

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