Alison Davidson of Winchester City Council writes ‘Sometimes no amount of tenacity, expertise, politics, diplomacy and downright hard work can overcome irretrievable deterioration of buildings.  One such case concerns Chestnut Mead’…‘The building had deteriorated so much that it virtually fell down around the builders’…’The developer, Bargate Homes of Fair Oak promised to re-build the house to the scheme originally permitted’…’Bargate Homes kept their promise to build absolutely in replica and the site is truly enhancing in the Conservation Area.’