A CONSERVATORY could be built at the back of an historic home if revised plans get the nod from planning chiefs.

An application to erect a "streamlined aluminium glasshouse" to the rear of Grade II listed Peel Hall has been made to Bury Council by current owner, Stephen Latimer.

It is the second application made by Mr Latimer, who withdrew an application last year after council officers advised him to seek advice from a specialist conservation architect.

Having done so, he has now resubmitted plans incorporating recommendations from Vic Fletcher of Conservation Architects Ltd.

Peel Hall is within the Summerseat Conservation Area and, according to a heritage statement, the new design boasts a more contemporary appearance and sympathetic construction.

It adds: "In terms of its appearance, scale and massing, the proposed conservatory will be

entirely subservient to the listed building and owing to to it facing the private gardens, the public views of Peel Hall from Newcombe Road will be unaffected."

It continues: "The intrinsic significance of Peel Hall, which resides in its 1706 and Regency elements, will be preserved. So (too) will its contribution to the conservation area, whose character,

appearance and significance will in turn be sustained."

Peel Hall was the home of the Hamer family, yeoman-clothiers who acquired the estate

in 1699 and built or rebuilt the house soon afterwards in 1706.

Historic mapping shows the site was originally larger, with further outbuildings to the north east, which were demolished in the mid-20th century.

The site now comprises three basic elements — An L-shaped farmhouse range dated 1706 an extension to the east in Regency style, probably built between1820 and1840, and outbuildings to the west, dated 1759.

The heritage statement says these original elements create the "significance of the listed building" - together with "the positive contribution it makes to the character and appearance of the conservation area".

A decision on whether to grant planning permission for the conservatory will be made either by planning officers, or planning committee in due course.