Posted: Wed 10th Aug 2022

Plans to turn historic Ruabon station building into home given the go ahead for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Plans to transform historic railway station building into a three-bedroom home have been given the go ahead.

It comes after plans were submitted in May 2022 to convert the Grade II-listed station house at Ruabon Railway Station from its current use as offices.

The mid-19th century building was listed for sale earlier this year with offers of more than £125,000 being invited.

According to the Welsh Government’s historic environment service Cadw, it was designed by railway builder Henry Robertson in the 1860s.

Agents acting on behalf of those behind the scheme said the conversion of the building would “enhance its heritage value” and “ensure a viable use for the foreseeable future.”

The application for listed building consent to redevelop the building has now been approved by the council’s chief planning officer via a delegated decision.

Further details of the plans were included in a design and access statement, with the agents stating: “The design principle discussed with the Conservation Officer and adopted by the client is “minimum intervention”, keeping external and internal openings as existing.

“The only external change, discussed with the Conservation Officer, is to convert one of the window openings on the street side to a glazed door to match the design of the existing entrance door.

“The window glazing inserts are not original and will be replaced with toughened obscured glass and double glazed on the platform side, with a gap for sound insulation from the railway.

“Glazing on the street elevation will be clear double-glazed units, all within the existing opening

“At present the forecourt is open and covered with tarmac.

“We propose that this should be removed and replaced with permeable brick paving in the car parking area, while the rest of the forecourt becomes a private garden surrounded by a stone wall 1.2 mm high.”

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