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Debbie-Abs

image credit: Deborah Gardner, historic building consultant

WD/2019/1551/F

Location:
THE MINT HOUSE, HIGH STREET, PEVENSEY, BN24 5LF

Proposal:
RENOVATION OF OUTBUILDINGS INCLUDING INSTALLATION OF ROOF LIGHTS AND TIMBER STUD PARTITIONS TO FORM 8 NO. B1 UNITS. INSERTION OF GLAZED STEEL SCREENS TO NORTH ELEVATION OF 3 NO. B1 UNITS AND THE REMOVAL OF FLAT ROOF AND REPLACEMENT WITH NEW PITCHED SEAMED ZINC ROOF TO 1 NO. DETACHED B1 UNIT. IN TOTAL 9 NO. B1 UNITS WILL BE CREATED.

STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE & HERITAGE, DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENT
DGC Consultants
in connection with
OUTBUILDINGS AT
YE OLDE MINT HOUSE PEVENSEY
on behalf of
Mr J Rolf

From the Nineteenth to the 21st Century : A lister historic building consultant employed to breathe new economic life into nineteenth century outbuildings

Jason Rolf, the owner of the Mint House in Pevensey, has employed the services of Deborah Gardner as a historic building consultant.

She is perhaps one of the finest specialists in her field in the locality. She has worked as Contracts Administrator on behalf of English Heritage and numerous monuments within East Sussex & Kent. In 2012, she launched her own company Her work base is in Bexhill.

In the ten years that we have been looking at building applications to Wealden Council, some of which we have dismissed as an embarrassment to the locality, we have moved from the sublime to the ridiculous in that time. In particular some of the latest development plans, have bordered on the barely literate in our view, in consideration of the historical and social setting of the locality.

This application, has a heritage and design statement that extends to 30 pages. Our view with this application is that we are seeing the most sensitive and informed documentation that we have seen for any major project in the locality. The understanding of the historical, social and economic context is impeccable.

Entrepreneur Jason Rolf, is to be congratulated for his approach to the Mint House project. The ambition and challenge with the Mint House project is an immense challenge. His employment of Deborah Gardner sets a gold seal on the start of the project.

His creative vision and dedication is a testament to his commitment to the historic village of Pevensey

The prospects for Pevensey with the development of the Mint House project will make for an interesting time for the village.

The project begins by aiming to breathe new economic life into the nineteenth century buildings at the back of the Mint House.

We may one day see the back of the Mint House populated by some of the best small creative industries working in the field, in this corner of East Sussex.

The right settings make clusters for like minded businesses. And what a historic setting. A cluster of such small 21st century creative companies could have a transformative effect on the village, for all the right reasons.

Perhaps we are about to see positive change that will have a generational effect on both the social and economic future of the historic village.