Heritage estate gets green light for energy plan
PUBLISHED: 09:27 12 August 2018
A grade-II listed building will no longer have to generate part of its own energy.
Wraxall’s Belmont Estate, in Clevedon Road, submitted an application to North Somerset Council to remove a condition stating it must generate 15 per cent of the energy through micro-renewable or low carbon technologies.
The condition was part of refurbishments in 2016 and is not normally required on listed buildings.
The estate is home to more than six historical buildings which date back to the 18th century.
No objections to the change were submitted by villagers or from Wraxall and Failand Parish Council ahead of North Somerset’s ruling.
A North Somerset Council planning officer said: “The proposal is not considered to have an adverse impact on the character of this building because no historic features would be adversely affected by the removal of this condition, it is therefore acceptable in principle.”