Agenda item

Full Application - To re-point rather than re-render the east and north walls of the chapel. To build a wheelchair accessible pathway (1200mm wide) from the end of the existing paved path in front of the chapel to the proposed accessible toilet facilities in the rear offshot. To build a low retaining wall behind the chapel alongside the new path to protect the back wall foundation (which is at a higher level). Fitting a stove, the flue pipe of which would project through the church gable (west) then up through the rear slope of the schoolroom (and therefore not visible from the front). The creation of an easily accessible, communal rear garden. Creation of a small car parking area at the front left of the building. This would involve moving and widening the existing gate posts at Edale Methodist Church, Barber Booth, Edale (NP/HPK/0521/0508, WE)


Mr Helliwell left the meeting for this item due to a personal and prejudicial interest.  Mr Smith took over the role of Chair.


The Planning Officer introduced the report and informed Members that the Authority’s Archaeologist had no concerns to the amended proposals.


The following spoke under the public participation at meetings scheme:-


Ms C Jackson – Supporter

Rev J Letts – Supporter

Ms K Burnett – Project Co-Ordinator, Supporter


Members considered that the Chapel was an important building to the community and it was important that it was maintained and improved, and having a dedicated car park for Chapel users addressed some of the concerns and objections that had been received regarding roadside parking.


The Planning Officer suggested that the use of external lighting in the car park be controlled by an extra condition.


A motion to approve the application in accordance with the Officer recommendation, subject to an additional condition regarding external lighting, was moved and seconded, and a vote was taken and carried.




That the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions:



1.    3 year implementation time limit.


2.    Adopt submitted plans


3.    Prior to commencement of work to the gritstone wall, a Method Statement for the creation of a new access shall be submitted and approved to the LPA. The development shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved details.


4.    Prior to commencement of works to the gritstone wall, a scheme of protection measures to ensure the burial plot and headstones are not impacted by the proposed carparking area to be submitted and approved by the LPA. The development shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved details.


5.    At commencement of works, space shall be provided for storage of plant in accordance with designed to be submitted to LPA. The development shall then be carried out in accordance with the approved details.


6.    New access to be formed in accordance with approved plans, laid out, constructed and maintained in perpetuity free from any impediment.


7.    The entire site frontage shall be cleared, and maintained thereafter, clear of any obstruction exceeding 1m in height in order to maximise visibility available to drivers emerging from access.


8.    The proposed area within the curtilage of the application site shall be used for the parking, turning, loading and unloading of vehiculars clear of the fronting road and shall be maintained free of any impediment to its designated use.


9.    The re-pointing of the western and northern elevations of the Chapel shall be carried out in accordance with the Method Statement received by the authority on 26/04/2022.


10.  Notwithstanding what is shown on the approved plans, this application does not grant consent for the air source heat pump as shown on 0115-02/9D.


11.  Notwithstanding what is shown on the approved plans, the pathway from the pedestrian gate to the Chapel door shall be surfaced in Breedon Wayfarer following the specification received by the authority on 14th March 2022.


12.  Archaeology conditions setting out a requirement for a watching brief to be agreed.


13.  No external lighting shall be installed except in accordance with a detailed scheme to be submitted and agreed in writing by the Authority.


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