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Help Save Bennet Cottage Fulwood

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Stoney Broke

Please help me save Bennet cottage in the mayfield valley from demolition, the new current owners plan to demolish the buildings and replace with an awful modern building, see planning application 17/02756/FUL. The cottage is at least 500 years old and has attached a 13th Century Cruck framed barn (also to be demolished). This ancient barn is believed to have once belonged the the Abbey of Beauchief. I feel this needs to be a designated listed building, and saved for hundreds more years. I need your help to object to the planning application and provide any evidence linking the the barn/area with the Abbey, this is helpful for Listing the building.

 The cottage and barn is dear to me, my family used to own next door Bennet Grange for 40 years, the cottage used to be part of the Bennet grange until the 1970s . 

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Kenney

I have known Bennet cottage for my whole life having been brought up on the neighbouring farm of Birksgreen.    I am absolutely appalled that anyone could even remotely think of demolishing this wonderful example of the history of the Mayfield Valley, let alone try to replace it with such a monstrosity of so-called modern ecological construction!    The barn at the side of Bennet cottage is a beautiful example of a cruck barn, and like the cottage itself should be preserved for future students of architecture to study as examples of what could be built in times gone by.   I sincerely hope that measures can be taken to preserve Bennet cottage and its surroundings. 

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Nathan J. Staniforth

Looks like there's 15 Objections 10 Supporters so far, I cannot for the life of me think why 10 people would support this..

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lysander

I personally feel that we should preserve our heritage and old, well preserved buildings, add to our  built up environment but, I suppose, not everyone feels the same and our Council has not always been blessed with the wisdom to preserve heritage. I imagine every generation has witnessed the demolition and replacement of buildings and not all were gleefully accepted.

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