A grade 2 listed Colwyn Foulkes building ( Ridge Cottage ) is allegedly being severely altered and stripped to a shell in Rhos On Sea. (I think it may have been his own home at one time. )
The orangery and gardens have been ripped out. Nothing left.
The building itself has been stripped to a shell externally. Bricks have been removed and some have fallen in a neighbor's garden.
They are making alleged structural alterations. They have knocked holes in the walls and they have a pile of concrete lintels stacked up outside.
They have taken down internal walls inside and completely replastered all rooms upstairs. Some had heritage features.
Neighbors have contacted the council who said they were too short-staffed to deal with it.
Then they eventually said they had spoken to the owners and advised them not to make any structural alterations and to put in a planning application.
The owners have ignored this request.
The council CLAIMS they have limited powers to do anything else.
I am sure that is not right. I have told the neighbors to contact CADW directly to report it as a heritage crime.
The above has come from a Facebook Heritage group.
And just to clarify Legally the council has the power to..
Consider whether to use any statutory enforcement powers, such as prosecution, as an appropriate response to the heritage crime
As a local authority, you have an important strategic role in the fight against heritage crime. Local problems should have local solutions. Historic England can offer bespoke assistance to any local authority wishing to take a strategic role in dealing with Heritage Crime.
Currently, there is no planning application in place for any work at the above property. Cadw state that
If you live by or have seen this destruction please continue to report it to Conwy Council and Cadw at