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When was permission given for demolition on this Grade 2 listed building?

Photograph taken 11 July 2014

Below taken from CADW publication:

It is a criminal offence to alter, extend or demolish a listed building in any manner that would affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest without listed building consent.


From what appeared on Twitter Yesterday AberdareOnline did a bit of research on the building and as it is virtually in the middle of Aberdare Town conservation area and a fly tipping hotspot.


The council have been aware of this building for a number of years therefore it comes as a surprise that yesterday at the comments made by RCTC.

A Planning Application below for 8 flats 2007


Conservation Areas

Aberdare town centre

Planning Applications

Number: 062290

Proposal: Conversion to 8 No. self contained flats.

Date: 2007-06-11

Number: 062291

Proposal: Conversion to 8 No. self contained flats, re-furbishment of external envelope.

Date: 2007-06-11


Number: 062292

Proposal: Demolition of part retained wall to Griffith Street (Sunday school building only) (Listed Building application)

Date: 2007-06-11



But then on Friday 19 July 2013 a planning application for demolition was received by RCTC


13/0736/23 | Demolition works to former derelict chapel ...

Reference, 13/0736/23. Application Registered, Fri 19 Jul 2013. Address, BETHANIA CHAPEL, GRIFFITH STREET, ABERDARE. Proposal, Demolition works to  ..


Rhondda Cynon Taf Council why have you deleted details of this application?

We ask RCTC has this application been in put to the Development Control Committee?

The Chapel is a grade 2 listed building


10869 53/A/38(5) Rhondda Cynon Taff Aberdare BETHANIA CHAPEL 300219 202490 10/01/1991 10/01/1991 II True TRUE

Photograph Reported to RCTC December 30 2014

Photograph fly tipping Reported to RCTC 14 November 2014

Photograph to RCTC 2 February 2015 further complaints about the same fly tipping 



Appears Developers can just about do, as they want in RCT.

Is this council out of control? The Labour leadership hasn’t control of its director’s or managers to allow this to continue or is it they just cant be bothered?