PLANS to add an orangery to the rear of a house which played a role in the mid-19th century development of Warrington have been approved by borough council planners.
Bewsey House, in Bewsey Road, is described as a U-shaped two storey historic villa, “of some architectural merit” and is on the council’s list of locally important buildings.
It has latterly been used as a care home, but permission was granted in 2018 for conversion to 14 supported living apartments.
The orangery will be used as a small day room for occupiers of the apartments.
Standing in grounds containing 19 individual trees and four groups of trees or shrubs, Bewsey House is surrounded by Listed buildings and is close to the Bewsey Street Conservation Area. But planners say the orangery will not have any impact on them.
Two trees and three groups of shrubs of low quality will have to be removed for the development to take place.