The Coach House, Linden Gardens, Lower Weston
The Coach House is listed for its architectural interest. The addition of a porch would be unsympathetic the building as it were designed and would harm the special architectural interest of the building. The addition would significantly alter the footprint and front elevation of the building and would diminish its legibility and secondary status as a former Coach House. Additionally, the proposed works themselves are not in keeping with the gothic aesthetic of the building, in particular the proposed design of the oval windows on the side elevations.
The Trust considers the proposal to be a regrettable alteration to what is considered a good example of a C19 Coach House. We hope that case officer considers the architectural integrity of the building as part of their decision making process. Should they be minded to approve, we hope that they are entirely satisfied that the impact of the proposal on the special interest of this building is justified.