Congleton Leisure Centre
AB Heritage was commissioned to undertake a Heritage Statement in advance of redevelopment of Congleton Leisure Centre.
This was requested by the Local Planning Authority due to the position of the proposed development in the setting of Congleton Park, a Grade II Listed Park. The assessment identified three further Designated and one non-designated heritage assets within proximity to the site.
Professional assessment established that setting did not provide the key heritage significance of either asset.
The site visit established that the redevelopment would only impact on the setting of Congleton Park, considered of Regional Importance, and the Locally Important non-designated asset of St. Stephen’s Church. The assessment also established that setting did not provide the key heritage significance of either asset, which in the case of Congleton Park derived from the preservation and maintenance of the park itself.
The report concluded that the impact from the proposed development on both assets would be Not Significant, as the site would continue to function as a leisure centre within a similar footprint, thus only introducing a limited visual change to the existing baseline.
See also: Heritage Works at Listed Parks