Change would restore historic home, says applicant

PROPOSALS to build a single storey extension on a Grade II listed building, plus creating patio area and garage, would help restore the building to its former glory, planners have heard.

Mr John Pendelbury has applied for permission to build the extension at the back of Stones House, Stones Lane, Todmorden. Solar panels to a glazed canopy form another part of the application, which also requires listed building consent.

In a supporting statement to Calderdale Council’s planning department, agents Holden Design Services Ltd say the building, which dates from 1746, has undergone a series of unsympathetic alterations under previous ownerships.

The statement says: “The alterations and extensions proposed comprise a range of measures to repair the building, reinstate damaged or missing elements of historic fabric, remove unsympathetic additions and alterations and replace them with modest extensions and a detached garage.

“In their totality, these works will assist in bringing Stones House back to its former glory.”

Any representations on the application should be lodged with Calderdale by April 6.