Retrospective replacement and extension of rear extension.
Objection. We consider that this extension constitutes over-development and the drawings are unclear. The use of uPVC windows is inappropriate in the Conservation Area. The large roof lantern is likely to cause light pollution to surrounding properties.
Objection. This application is impossible to determine due to poor documentation, with no detail drawings of the windows and should not have been validated. It is completely unclear what “laminated windows with latest spec glazing” means. It is also noted that this application has been sent to irrelevant consultees (14.09.17).
Objection. The use of uPVC windows is inappropriate on a listed building and in the Conservation Area. The uniformity of the windows on the building will be further compromised. Once again, this application is difficult to determine due to poor copying of the drawings.
Objection. While the external appearance of these alterations seems acceptable, the roof layout of the extension is not shown on the proposed first floor plan. Similarly, the colour and materials of the roof glazing framing and the rear French doors and sidelights are not given. We consider that this application should not have been validated and that the Historic Buildings Advisor should be involved to judge whether historic building fabric will be unacceptably lost. (already submitted prior to meeting due to early closing date)
The business was founded in the 1840s by Charles Townsend Halsted, one of 3 sons of Charles Halsted, and the principal driving force behind developing the business. It traded through a shop in East Street (Nos 80 and later 81/82)and subsequently established first a brass foundry at 20 North Pallant and later a larger main iron works in the garden of 1 North Pallant as shown in the map below. (Click to enlarge).
Charles Townsend Halsted died in 1891. The following is an extract from the records of the Probate Service: ‘HALSTED Charles Townsend of Chichester esquire died 25 December 1891. Probate London 14 March (1892) to Maria Halsted widow Sir Robert George Raper knight James Lainson Gauntlett gentleman and Charles Edward Halsted esquire. Effects £60758 13s. 1d. resworn January 1893 £61425 13s. 7d.’
In 2016 , his estate would be worth £6,010,000.00 using the retail price index (Source – Measuring Worth) – clearly he was a successful businessman of the time.
The following concept map provides an overview of the history of Halsted & Sons’ ironmongery and foundry business in Chichester (click it for clearer view).
More detailed information concerning the sons and the business itself can be found by using the numbered links below the map. Below are some additional images.
Replacement doors and windows and internal alterations.
Objection. The committee cannot determine this application due to insufficient information. Design & Access and Heritage statements have not been provided. There is no detail regarding the ‘Georgian style’ timber bifold doors or ‘frameless ‘balustrade around the veranda. We do, however, commend the replacement of plastic rainwater goods with cast iron.
17/02168/ADV and 17/01269/LBC Richmond House 47 South Street PO19 1DS
Proposed non-illuminated staff directory sign, 1 no. timber fascia sign and 2 no. frosted window vinyl signs.
Strong objection. The committee considers that this ill-mannered signage will defile this historic building. Only the staff directory sign is needed for a business which does not need to attract passing trade.