Plans to redevelop historic Teversal Manor are withdrawn

NMAC11-0715-6''Teversal Manor
NMAC11-0715-6''Teversal Manor

Plans to redevelop a manor house in Teversal Village, which was fictionalised as Wragby Hall in DH Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover, have been withdrawn.

An application had been submitted to Ashfield District Council to redevelop the Grade II-listed Teversal Manor to create 15 new homes.

The proposals included the subdivision of the building into eight apartments, as well as the renovation of the existing gatehouse and cottage, a new dwelling in the courtyard and three more dwelling in the manor grounds.

The plans had been due to go before the council’s planning committee on Thursday - but they were withdrawn by the property’s owners Janet and John Marples ahead of the meeting.

Mrs Marples said that the council’s report highlighted a number of issues - but that they needed to more time to address them. She said that they planned to resubmit the application.

“We needed more space to make sure it would be passed,” she said.

Council officials had recommended that the proposals be refused because of fears that it ‘would result in detriment to the fabric and character of the property’.

Meanwhile, Coun Jason Zadrozny, whose represents the area, said that any development would need to be ‘very sensitive’ because of the building’s historical and literary connections.

“We have to think about the future of it,” he said.

“Ideally, you would have a nice big family who loved it but that could be difficult to find.

“It’s not just a building - it’s something that someone would feel very passionately about.”

The manor house, which is in a conservation area, has eight bedrooms, five reception rooms and is set across more than 16 acres and is also up for sale via Savills estate agents and has an asking price of £1million.