The property had probably been designed by an architect responsible for notable buildings in the area. It was built of a red stone that was no longer available with limestone dressings around doors and windows. The appellants proposed to render the external walls to prevent further deterioration of the stone through water penetration.
The inspector decided that the stone was a dominant part of the building's character and rendering would conceal this. Water penetration could be combatted by other methods that would allow the stone to contribute to the conservation area, he concluded.
DCS Number 100-069-180
Inspector John Wilde; Written representations.