[Bell Historians] Hanley Stoke on Trent

John H Allen john at WcbqWLhxx1sQRKJaR8ey4xvRlfS4s6nAl76Hz2Lv0JVloOY1iv0WnkdBAnKoC8RFBizYaW5TS-ltiDqy.yahoo.invalid
Thu Oct 15 14:48:27 BST 2009

This is my take on the situation:-


The question has been asked whether the LB Application was adequately
prepared. Look on the Stoke CC link and click on the Documents tab and make
up your own mind.


Can an Appeal be lodged? The answer is yes but only by the Applicant (Under
Section 20 of the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act
1990, only the applicant can appeal a decision). What would be the Grounds
for Appeal? The Applicant would have to meet all costs. Would the Planning
Inspector go against advice contained in PPG 15?


Robert Lewis asks what happens next. On the assumption that no Appeal is
lodged and won, the bells will stay in the church and will pass with the
ownership of the church. Any future removal would be subject to Listed
Building Consent (unlikely) and subject to the Directions of the Bishop of
Lichfield. The bells will be entombed in the church, rather like the
situation at Christ Church Oldbury where the installation of a concrete
reinforced floor under the bells, under which is air conditioning plant,
means that the only realistic method of removal is through the tower roof or
through the louvres. All this would be subject to the necessary consents.






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At 22:38 14/10/2009, John wrote:

Earlier today, Stoke on Trent City Council refused Listed Building Consent
to remove the 10 G & J bells as the first step towards a transfer to Stone

That is an unfortunate set-back.  What is the plan now?


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