Planners Approve Burton Manor Restoration
|Published: 6th September 2018 12:49|
After many years of uncertainty and concern over the future of Burton Manor, Burton Residents can now look forward to witnessing its restoration and development following the decision by Cheshire West & Chester Planning Committee.
on Tuesday 4th September, they voted unanimously to approve the plans proposed by Peter Betts of Burton Manor Restoration Company, to restore the Grade II Listed Manor and gardens, along with an enabling development of 16 new family houses in the grounds.
You can download a PDF of the masterplan here.
Following the closure of the training facility at Burton Manor in 2007, the owners Liverpool City Council took the decision to put it to the market for sale in 2014. There followed two abortive attempts to purchase and develop, including the most recent as a wedding venue. During this period the maintenance of the Manor was neglected resulting in extensive dry rot and deterioration to the building.
The approved development will see the Manor restored and converted to office accommodation to be occupied by the Russel Taylor Group. The future of the listed Walled Gardens and Atelier units are assured by their transfer to the Friends of Burton Manor Gardens.
In addition, the village will once again have the use of a Village Shop and Café.
The listed Mawson gardens and Ancient Monument of the Ice House will continue to be accessible by the public and 16 family houses will be constructed for sale within the grounds.
The development will be undertaken by Peter Betts of The Burton Manor Restoration Company with the support of the leading conservation architects Donald Insall Associates and Ryder Landscape Consultants. Speaking after the decision by Cheshire West, Peter commented: "We are delighted that our plans for the Manor and grounds have at last been approved.
"We can now start on the urgent works of restoring the Manor and grounds, followed by the exciting residential development. I would like to acknowledge the high level of professional support from the team that led us through, what was at times a daunting planning process.
"I would also like to thank the residents of Burton, in particular their association chair Michael Redmond, the many Friends of Burton Manor Gardens and the local councillors for their patience, trust and support during the 3 years that it has taken to bring our plans to this stage."