PROPOSALS for new entrance gates to the Quakers Meeting House car park from Skinnergate, Darlington, have been submitted to the council planning authority.

The access leads to the car park at the rear of the Friends Meeting house, properties to the rear and Quakers Burial ground, known as Friends School Yard. The neighbouring building, No 6 Skinnergate, is a grade II* listed.

DBC Building Design Service Section have proposed works limited to external improvement works, through the removal of the existing tired timber entrance gates.

Erection of new high-quality gates that will provide robust security, and be in keeping with other access gates already installed on Skinnergate.

The works have been positively designed with the engaged designer and building tenants to devise an appropriate scheme that both respects the character and appearance of the street scene and the wider conservation area.

The gates will replace existing closed, boarded timber and metal gates which are installed on existing free standing posts. These posts do not attach to the listed building and the Local Planning Authority have confirmed that listed building consent is not required for the replacement gates.

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