The heritage team at Marrons sits within an established multi-service planning consultancy with an established reputation of delivering high quality projects that protect and celebrate the historic environment for a wide-range of clients.
We work commercially and constructively to find pragmatic solutions that deliver positive outcomes for heritage assets. This is underpinned by our collaborative and responsive approach, providing the advice and input required to support the project team we work alongside. We also have extensive experience on heritage projects across the board, from extensions to Listed Buildings to strategic land promotion and are well versed with the current regulatory framework that guides the planning process in relation to heritage.
Whilst we work nationally across the UK, we have developed a strong local knowledge that informs and guides our advice and allows for successful engagement and liaison with stakeholders.
33 Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DR
Type of project: Statement of Significance and Heritage impact Assessment including Historical Research to support conversion of a redundant Grade II listed former Cinema to residential apartment use.
Listed Building Consent application web link: 22/02421/LLIS1 | To convert the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the existing building into 9 self contained flats and 1 no. retail unit with ancillary facilities. | 33 First To Third Floors Over Long Row Nottingham Nottingham City NG1 2DR
Marrons delivered an HIA to support a combined application for planning permission and listed building consent and to assess potential impacts from a residential apartment conversion of the former cinema at 33 Long Row, Nottingham. The building was a Grade II listed, purpose built cinema constructed in 1912 and is located within the Old Market Square Conservation Area. The vacant areas of the building were unsuccessfully marketed as retail/leisure space for over 10 years, having last been occupied as a bar/nightclub.
A programme of stripping works revealed a number of features of interest including decorative plasterwork, timber wall panelling and windows whilst enabling the better interpretation of the building’s original layout and heritage significance as a purpose built cinema. Due to the pressing need to address the building’s deteriorating condition and the threat posed by long term vacancy to its future survival, the HIA found the conversion to residential use would be clearly and convincingly justified, accounting for a moderate degree of less than substantial harm to the heritage significance of the listed building and balanced by the beneficial conservation and reinstatement works proposed to many of the building’s most important internal features, coupled with the reversibility of most of the proposed alterations. The HIA found an overall a positive weight in the planning balance.
The planning and listed building consent applications were granted permission by Nottingham City Council on 6th April 2023.
Charwelton Hill Farm, Charwelton, Daventry, NN11 3YR
Type of project: Statement of Significance and Heritage Impact Assessment to support a planning application for residential development
Planning application web link: Planning application: WND/2022/0587 - Planning register | Planning register | West Northamptonshire Council (planning-register.co.uk)
Marrons delivered a Heritage Impact Assessment to support an application for planning permission for the demolition of a rear extension and the construction of a new extension, as well as to determine if Charwelton Hill Farm met the local criteria for inclusion on the local list of non-designated heritage assets.
Through undertaking an assessment of the heritage significance for the Site, Marrons demonstrated that Charwelton Hill Farm was a borderline case for inclusion on the local list, and that, if it were determined by the LPA to be a NDHA, some harm would arise from the demolition of a traditional outbuilding and the rear mid to late 19th century extension to the house.
However, it was also possible to demonstrate that a degree of positive weight would be gained in the planning balance by the conservation of the building and by securing the vacant and partially uninhabitable property an optimal viable use.
Proposed Residential Development – Land to the East of Shaw Lane, Albrighton, Shropshire, WV7 3DS Private Developer
Type of Project: Heritage Impact Assessment with Archaeological Desk Based Assessment to support a planning application for a development of 43 dwelling houses
Planning application web link: 23/00870/FUL | Erection of 43No dwellings of mixed type and tenure, including public open space, landscaping, vehicular parking and ancillary works | Proposed Residential Development Land To The East Of Shaw Lane Albrighton Shropshire
Marrons delivered an HIA with DBA to assess potential impacts from a proposed development of 43 residential properties on a previously undeveloped 1.8 hectares of land at the edge of the village of Albrighton.
The site was surrounded by properties on all sides and was considered both infill and windfall. The HIA was required following a pre-application advice enquiry by the Client. The site skirted the edge of a Conservation Area, and was within the setting of the Grade II listed Meeson Hall. Research indicated that the Site formed part of a near settlement agricultural landscape in the Medieval period, with further agricultural activity through the post Medieval period, including a 19th century cart shed and windmill on the Site.
The project was found to have a neutral impact on the significance of the Conservation Area and to result in less than substantial harm at the lowest end of the scale on the significance of the Grade II Meeson Hall. Archaeological sensitivity was found to be limited to a local level of interest.
Name: Hannah Hamilton-Rutter
Job title: Heritage Director
Tel: 07977 762223
Historic Building conservation YES
Conservation planning YES
Architectural design and new build in historic areas YES
Historical research YES
Historic area assessments YES
Project Management YES
Preparation, submission and management of applications to LPA
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