The age of Aldermaston’s St Mary the Virgin church, it’s importance and it’s Grade 1 Listing means that planning for renovation and planning of any new buildings is a lengthy process. A process that will be influenced by many parties with relevant expertise in designated areas, for example: church buildings and grounds, wall-paintings, stained glass, medieval stone work to name but a few.
Phase 1 – Initial Planning
This phase is about understanding what needs to be done, what we are allowed to do, what permissions are required and how to fund it.
- What needs repairing?
- What needs restoration?
- Heating improvements
- Toilets & small kitchen
The funds required for this phase are associated with gathering information and preparing for planning applications. They will be mainly be consultant fees for the experts we require.
- Ground surveys
- Consultations with subject matter experts:
- Wall paintings
- Grade 1 listed building regulations
- Suitable options for heating and other practical considerations
- Options for new space, toilets and servery
- Understanding of the planning restrictions and planning processes
Seek Funds for Phase 2
- Prepare applications to Lottery Heritage Fund and other funding agencies
Phase 2 – Plan Development
- develop detailed plans and costings for both the building work and the renovation
- seek funding for the Renovation & Building Phase
Phase 3 – Renovation & Building
- this phase is awaiting the outcomes from the planning phases