The trustees met this week and finalised details for an application for listed building consent. With consent in place, we will be able to press ahead with much-needed repairs to the boundary wall using traditional materials and to a standard agreed in collaboration with the planning department.
Crispin Davies and Terry Ellames joined us as trustees in July 2020 and have been instrumental in guiding us through the process of assembling the application.
Crispin, a former planning officer and Chair of Hythe Civic Society said:
“This is a milestone for the project and enables the Charity to begin to fulfil its obligations to preserve the historic Grade II listed boundary wall. We are very grateful to local specialist Rebecca Cook for her support in putting this application together.”
Terry, also a former planning officer, said:
“We are obliged to seek consent because of the site’s Grade II listed status. Once approved, we will seek to appoint a contractor to carry out the works to a very high standard according to the consent.”
The Charity’s chair, Andy Maguire, said:
“The project has always received a high level of support from the community in Hythe and beyond. Our project seeks to restore and conserve the site’s heritage whilst providing a community garden. To achieve this, we will need to raise additional funds and we are confident that this support will be forthcoming.”
The application has been submitted to Folkestone & Hythe District Council and details will be available on the council’s website in due course.
 Rebecca Cook is a specialist in the conservation and repair of historical buildings and monuments. Rebecca has been extremely supportive of our endeavours to protect the wall and has written a number of reports to support our listed building consent application. Rebecca’s website showcases a number of projects she has worked on https://www.rebeccacook.co.uk/.
 An application for Listed Building Consent has been submitted and is in the process of being validated by Folkestone & Hythe District. Once validated, the application will be determined in accordance with the council’s scheme of delegation. We understand that Hythe Town Council will be consulted and that the application will be open for public comment.
The Triangle is a former animal pound owned by Hythe Triangle Community Garden which is a charity registered with the Charity Commission, No. 1163141. The trustees are Alyson Ward, Andy Maguire, Ashley Tanton, Crispin Davies, Julie Abbott and Terry Ellames.