St George's Vicarage

Listed vicarage conversion secures consent

A grade two-listed vicarage off the A6 that has been vacant since 2001 will be transformed into 19 homes after planner Barton Willmore and architect Sanderson Borland secured planning consent.

The plans by developer Harrison Hunt are for the former St George’s Vicarage in Davenport, which has been badly affected by vandalism since it was vacated more than 15 years ago. The site sits just off the A6, behind its associated church.

Harrison Hunt has secured consent to convert the listed vicarage building into 13 apartments and will also build six family homes in the vicarage’s former gardens.

Ian Gilbert, planning associate at Barton Willmore, said: “It was incredibly important to us and Harrison Hunt to secure the future of the former vicarage following years of vandalism. The approved plans will see the building return to its former glory, and at the same time provide much-needed housing in the area.”

Diana Borland from Harrison Hunt, added: “We are delighted to have gained planning consent and LBC for the former St. George’s Vicarage scheme. Our collaborative working relationship from the outset with our architects, Sanderson Borland, and with our planning consultants, Barton Willmore and with the planning team at the Stockport Council is testament to the final result.

“It was our drive for sensitive restoration, contemporary design and high-quality finishes together with a thorough understanding of the immediate and surrounding site which has been the foundation for this project which in turn secured our consent.

“This site has been a long-standing problem for the community for the best part of two decades and has been frustrating to watch this beautiful site fall into further disrepair. We are all very proud of our scheme and we are very excited about bringing the Vicarage and its site back to life for the local community.

The project secured planning consent last month, along with the redevelopment of Greenhale House in the town centre, which is due to house a 13-storey apartment block. Meanwhile, a proposal to convert the Ye Olde Woolpack pub near the Pyramid was refused after members argued it would be an overdevelopment of the site.

Your Comments

Read our comments policy here