Planning Applications Reference:18/05623/OUT

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Type of Application:Outline Application
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:Co-Operative Store A, Wells Road, Westfield, BA3 3RQ
Parish:Westfield
Ward:Westfield
Proposal:Hybrid planning application for the mixed-use redevelopment of the Co-Operative store and associated car park in Radstock comprising - 1. Full planning permission for the demolition of existing store and construction of 1795sqm retail floorspace including replacement store (Class A1), 722sqm office floorspace (Class B1) and 28 dwellings (Class C3) with associated car and cycle parking, works to existing access, landscaping, public realm, drainage and infrastructure. 2. Outline planning permission for residential development with associated car parking, landscaping, drainage and infrastructure (access, scale, and landscaping determined, all other matters reserved).
Decision Type:Planning Committee
Applicant Name:The Radstock Co-Operative Society
Agent Name:Origin3 Ltd
Agent Address:Tyndall House, 17 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 1PB
Case Officer Name:Chris Gomm
Date Application Received:19/12/2018
Date Application Validated:19/12/2018
Neighbourhood Consultations sent on:12/08/2019
Standard Consultations sent on:09/08/2019
Last advertised on:10/01/2019
Latest Site Notice posted on:10/01/2019
Expiry Date for Consultation :27/08/2019
Target Decision Date25/09/2019

Documents

ConstraintsAgric Land Class 3b,4,5, Coal - Standing Advice Area, Conservation Area, Contaminated Land, Flood Zone 2, Flood Zone 3, Housing Development Boundary, LLFA - Flood Risk Management, Listed Building, Neighbourhood Plan, Policy CP12 Centres and Retailing, Policy CP9 Affordable Housing Zones, Policy CR3 Primary Shopping Areas, Policy CR3 Primary Shopping Frontages, Policy LCR5 Safeguarded existg sport & R, Policy NE1 Green Infrastructure Network, Policy NE2A Landscapes and the green set, Policy NE3 SNCI, Policy NE5 Ecological Networks, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:Atm,Co-operative Store A,Wells Road,Westfield,
Related Property:Co-Operative Store A,Wells Road,Westfield,BA3 3RQ.
Related Property:Radstock Post Office,Co-Operative Store A,Wells Road,Westfield,BA3 3RQ.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
98/02489/AR .Externally illuminated signs as amended by letter dated 3rd July 1998.19/05/1998Application Permitted
04/02880/AR .Non-illuminated signs07/09/2004Application Refused
05/01983/FUL .New electrical substation facing Somervale Road13/06/2005Application Withdrawn
05/02386/AR .3no. non-illuminated aluminium panel fascia signs (Resubmission)19/07/2005Application Refused
05/02579/FUL .Construction of a new electricity sub station.04/08/2005Application Permitted
05/03984/AR .Provisions of lozenge fascia sign and application of dark grey vinyl to two existing signs06/12/2005Consent
08/01193/AR .Display of 5no. internally illuminated fascias and display of window graphics31/03/2008Application Refused
09/04947/AR .Display of 2 No internally illuminated facia signs and 1 No non illuminated fascia sign21/12/2009Split decision/check certificate or file
10/04785/AR .Display of 1no. internally illuminated fascia signs and 2no. non illuminated fascia signs.12/11/2010Consent
14/00037/TCA .1x Willow (Salix x Chrysocoma 'Babylonica') - fell27/12/2013No Objection
14/01458/AR .Display of 3no. internally illuminated fascia signs and 3no. internally illuminated signs on existing stone pillar27/03/2014Application Refused
15/01560/AR .Display of 3 no. non-illuminated fascia signs.07/04/2015Consent
16/01417/CLPU .Positioning of Extenal Lighting (Certificate of Lawfulness for a Proposed Development)24/03/2016Lawful
17/00998/TCA .Group of Sycamore to rear of Green Gables - fell one stem ( marked with paint )02/03/2017No Objection
17/01077/TC5 .T1 (sycamore) - Heavy reduction/ pollard to remove weight from the crown and prevent the tree from slipping into the river whilst preserving the root system which may be helping support the remaining riverbank07/03/2017TP5/TC5 Exempt from consent
18/02854/SCREEN .Request for Screening Opinion for mixed-use re-development of the site roughly comprising a consolidated 1,100m2 food retail store (Use Class A1), 600m2 office floorspace (Use Class B1), 1,000m2 commercial floor space (Use Classes A1/A2/A3), residential development up to 90 dwellings (Use Class C3), comprising a mix of apartments, terraced and semi-detached units, associated means of access, highways and drainage infrastructure and public realm.26/06/2018
18/05623/OUT .Hybrid planning application for the mixed-use redevelopment of the Co-Operative store and associated car park in Radstock comprising - 1. Full planning permission for the demolition of existing store and construction of 1795sqm retail floorspace including replacement store (Class A1), 722sqm office floorspace (Class B1) and 28 dwellings (Class C3) with associated car and cycle parking, works to existing access, landscaping, public realm, drainage and infrastructure. 2. Outline planning permission for residential development with associated car parking, landscaping, drainage and infrastructure (access, scale, and landscaping determined, all other matters reserved).19/12/2018Pending Consideration

The Comments tab lists all public comments received on this application (not statutory consultees, e.g. The Environment Agency, Highways DC, etc). The majority of comments are submitted via our Comments Form through the website and you can expand the comment to view all of the text by clicking on the plus button. A minority of comments are submitted by post or email and it is not possible to include all the text here, however when you expand the comment you will see a link to our Associated Documents page where you can search for the comment.


Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Lucy Tudor Barkston, Bath Old Road, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 3HF R 07/01/2019: Please can the council bear in mind that the whole centre of Radstock is in a conservation area (see numbered points below from B&NES Conservation Area Assessment) While I feel that the part of the proposed development which includes white lias stone gable ended buildings fits reasonably well with the historic architecture of this mining and market town, the large, dominant, box-shaped building is not in keeping with the town's architecture and could also age badly if it is constructed with wood cladding and it will quickly look dated and an eyesore as the current building does. It does not fit with points: 4.5.3 and 4.5.4 of the Conservation Area Assessment please see: http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/conservation_area_assessment_radstock_1999.pdf 07/01/2019
Rosemary Tiley Wendamar, Wells Road, Westfield, BA3 3RL, O 03/01/2019: I wish to object on the assumption that the planned access to the site is as shown in the public consultation i.e. the current commercial vehicle access road. This road junction gives very limited visibility to the left when leaving the site, so much so that to turn right towards the center of Radstock is extremely hazardous (presumably commercial vehicles have better visibility being higher). There is no facility to improve this as the adjacent wall which is part of the problem is part of a bridge crossing the river.
This access is also immediately opposite a childrens’ play area adding to the general unsuitability of having it used more frequently than at present by making a road junction there. Nor is there sufficient width of road to make a right turn lane for cars coming from Midsomer Norton = added congestion at rush hours.
Also the additional loss of overall parking in Radstock following the recent catastrophic loss of parking will have a detrimental effect both generally and in particular on the museum and play area, as the remaining parking in the plan did not seem enough to make the proposed new shops self-sufficient in parking.
I am also concerned that taller buildings on the site, which will mirror those recently erected on the opposite side of the main road, will create adverse air quality conditions by creating an enclosed basin similar to that in the center of Bath.
03/01/2019
Kevin Brain North Hill House, Wells Road, Westfield, BA3 3RL, R 08/01/2019: I’ve left two messages for Chris Gomm, with no reply as yet. I have a couple of queries please. 08/01/2019
Debbie Clifton 90 Newton Road, Twerton, Bath, BA2 1RP, R 30/12/2018: I have not been to Radstock for a while but i am pleased that Radco has an opportunity to survive for the future and still have a big impact on Radstock by cutting down on the size of the store and building homes/flats to sell. I will look forward to see the new development. 30/12/2018
Chris Maggs Green Gables, Wells Road, Westfield, BA3 3RL, O Documents Tab 09/09/2019
S Carver 28 Wells Road, Westfield, BA3 3RL, O 14/01/2019: Improvements of the store are welcomed but deeply concerned about the reduced parking and proposed houses in the existing car park. Question the demand with the large Linden development already meeting the housing needs in Readstock. The increase in traffic will be extremely hazardous to other road users and pedestrians as leaving the store now is difficult and dangerous, adding 55 dwellings, office space and increased footfall has not been thought through. The proposed 3 storey properties will overlook existing residents. The woodland walks proposed at the far end of the development that will back on to the residents on Wells Road, serve no purpose and will only encourage anti social behaviour and massively impact the established wildlife (deers, pheasants, etc)
More traffic for an already overloaded three roundabout system which is often queued to the Camerton turning and along Somervale Road.
This area is deemed to be a conservation area. The proposed play area is excessive due to the large well equipped one literally across the road. This also has established woodland walks.
27/08/2019: Improvements of the store are welcomed but deeply concerned about the reduced parking and proposed houses in the existing car park. Question the demand with the large Linden development already meeting the housing needs in Radstock? The increase in traffic will be extremely hazardous to other road users and pedestrians as leaving the store now is difficult and dangerous. Adding dwellings and office space will increase footfall and it has not been thought through. The proposed 3 storey properties will overlook existing residents. The dwellings will increased noise and light pollution in the area, especially for the residents who will back on to this development. More traffic for an already overloaded three roundabout system which is often queued to the Camerton turning and along Somervale Road.
This area is deemed to be a conservation area.
27/08/2019
Mark Bidgood 22C Wells Road, Westfield, BA3 3RL, R 13/01/2019: As the proposal for the new houses are directly at the end of our garden we are concerned this will affect our view and inflict on our privacy.
the amount of new dwellings will create more noise, more traffic and a larger strain on all ready stretched local amenities e.g. doctors, schools youth services and children's centres.
we would also like to raise our concern around security of people using our garden as a cut through to wells road, this is currently not an issue due to the waste land at the boundary between our garden and Radco carpark being full of rubble and not safe to cross (our assumption would be this would be cleared prior to building work starting) so how are the boundaries going to be secured to prevent trespassing?

14/01/2019
Charlotte & Steve Woodham 22B Wells Road, Westfield, BA3 3RL, O 11/01/2019: We object to the proposal based on the dwellings aspect on the current RadCo car park. Whilst the updating of the current store is welcomed, the proposed plans include 55 dwellings, of which only 28 meet the Westfield area needs (1/2 bedrooms). With so many houses on the other sites not yet complete or occupied is there really a need to add more to the area without providing more amenities such as schools and leisure facilities.
The proposed 27 dwellings on the car park include 3 storey properties which would directly overlook current properties on Wells road, why is there a need for 3 storey? It would be less intrusive and less of an eyesore if all dwellings were of the same construction and type - 2 storey. Also, further trees should be considered at the end of the gardens to minimise the issue of being overlooked.
The current transport infrastructure in Radstock cannot cope with the levels of traffic let alone adding further houses to the area and more cars. Whilst there is scope for more people to cycle and walk in and around Radstock that does not change how many cars are on the road as this is a main route to Bath. The traffic currently queues along Somervale road and getting out of the current store can take some time and can be dangerous to get out of - directly opposite a childrens play area.
With a new store, attracting people back to the area as well as office space and more dwellings there would be further traffic to contend with, queuing to get off the site and there is a chance of increased dangerous manoeuvres to get out onto Somervale road putting pedestrians at risk.
An additional exit from the site should be considered as the current setup of double mini roundabouts could not sustain this change and would hold up all roads leading to them.
Another concern is the increased use of the site but less parking provided than there is currently - it doesn't make sense and would cause further traffic and parking issues.
11/01/2019
Mrs Potticary 44 Orchard Avenue, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 2QZ R Documents Tab 02/09/2019
Maria Futcher Medina, 18 Meadow View, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 3QT S 28/08/2019: I fully support this fantastic opportunity for the development of Radstock as a town. It will provide much needed housing and business premises to aid the development of an old mining town, bringing it up to date whilst appreciating the roots of the architecture in this area. Furthermore, the existing building is not fit for purpose and is such an eye sore / blot on the landscape, it only detracts from this beautiful area. Radstock is within the Bath postcode, yet it is often treated as the poor relative to the City where development and investment is heavily supported. As an example Southgate used to be low rise, 1960's style shopping centre, run down and left to ruin. It has been completely rebuilt, with several floors and flats above some beautiful shops in a centre that delivers a fantastic shopping experience. Lets take this opportunity to support this working class town with employment opportunities and security for the future for the community it will serve. 28/08/2019
Jaqueline Cox Not Given R Documents Tab 02/09/2019
Mrs Caroline Schuster Not Given S Documents Tab 23/08/2019
Simon Bartlett Not Given R Documents Tab 23/08/2019
Anne Godley 10 Orchid Way, Writhlington, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 3FR, S Documents Tab 23/08/2019
Dave And Julie Bissex 10 Meadow View, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 3QT O Documents Tab 23/08/2019
Vicki Przytocki Not Given S Documents Tab 23/08/2019
Nalda Morrissey 10 Berkeley Avenue, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 2EF S 23/08/2019: I fully support this application and believe it is a wonderful opportunity for Radstock town. 23/08/2019
Mrs Evans 39 Welton Grove, Welton, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 2TT S 27/08/2019: When sat in Radco cafe looking at the double roundabout the traffic is horrendous, hopefully when the area is developed the road will be made safer 27/08/2019
Mandy Barrett Not Given S Documents Tab 27/08/2019
Amy Booth 48 Old Print Works Road, Paulton, Bristol, Bath And North East Somerset, BS39 7AR, S 30/08/2019: I support the application to redevelop Radco. Having used the shop for the last three years I have noticed the building deteriorate. 30/08/2019
Mrs Corrina Fowler Not Given. S Documents Tab 31/08/2019
Alan, Kim & Rhys Hayes 29 Welton Grove, Welton, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 2TT S Documents Tab 31/08/2019
Anita Tyrrell Not Given. S Documents Tab 31/08/2019
Nick Waton 3 The Timbers, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 4DT S Documents Tab 30/08/2019
Sarah Harris 18 Magnolia Road, Westfield, BA3 3EX, S 02/09/2019: Much needed. 02/09/2019
Sarah Gleave 30 The Weal, Upper Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 4EX S Documents Tab 02/09/2019
Nicky Bevan Not Given. S Documents Tab 09/09/2019
Matthew Doughty 25 Kingsley Road, Westfield, BA3 3YU, S 29/08/2019: Much needed development in the centre of Radstock. 29/08/2019
Mrs Neesam Not Given S Documents Tab 29/08/2019
Lord Hylton Not Given R Documents Tab 29/08/2019
K Tyrrell Not Given. S Documents Tab 30/08/2019
Mrs S Smith Not Given S Documents Tab 03/09/2019
Paul And Carol Honey Not Given S Documents Tab 04/09/2019
Stephen Coke 108 Westfield Road , Frome , BA11 4HY, S 08/09/2019: This is needed to rejuvenate the centre of Radstock,to encourage much needed trade and to replace the old tired existing building 08/09/2019
Paul Cook 37 Charlton Park, Midsomer Norton, BA3 4BN, S Documents Tab 04/09/2019
Lord Hylton Kingsman Farm House, Hemington, Radstock, Bath, BA3 5UR R Documents Tab 30/08/2019
Allister Jones 118 Hillside Avenue, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 2NA S 28/08/2019: The redevelopment will definitely be great for the town and the local economy and prospects. It will safeguard many jobs and create more. It will look so much better and secure the viability of the business and footfall to the town. It will really enhance the Radstock town centre. The store and this part of Radstock is in desperate need for regeneration and really needs updating and upgrading. It is a really positive, hopeful and visionary proposal for the future of the town and store and will bring the area into the 21st century whilst still keeping the traditional look and feel. What is not to like about the proposal? The current building is old and delapidated, the new plans look great and are a much needed upgrade for the benefit of everyone. Radco has a very inclusive and visionary approach and design and is an ethical company. I fully support the redevelopment in its entirety and hope that this new and exciting development that will refresh and rejuvenate the town goes ahead. 28/08/2019
Hayley Seviour 118 Hillside Avenue, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 2NA S 28/08/2019: The store fully needs to be updated I fully support this and think it's great for the town. Why would anyone not want this to fully go ahead I can't wait to see what it looks like, I like the idea that Radstock in bloom are putting planters outside to make it look nice. 😀 28/08/2019
Jonathan Rich Bethesda House, Lower Church Road, Peasedown St. John, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8AH S Documents Tab 09/09/2019
Ms E Box NOT GIVEN S Documents Tab 10/09/2019
Kevin Bryla 61 Waterside Way, Westfield, BA3 3YQ, S 30/08/2019: The current store that is in a very prominent part of Radstock is an eyesore. From what I can see of the latest plans they will enhance this prominent space. Also Radstock needs a bigger store and the employment that goes with it. Without this development the heart of Radstock will be dead. The COOP has always been at the heart of Radstock. I also support the need for housing on this site. 30/08/2019
Emma Silcox 5 Holly Drive, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2BT S 23/08/2019: Proposal is vast improvement for radstock and for coop customers shopping experience. Fully support this proposal. 23/08/2019
Beckie Nurdin 36 Woodborough Road, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 3JE O 23/08/2019: We do not have the capacity in Radstock for more housing. There is still work outstanding on the railway land redelevopment. We do not have the services to support more people. The land could be used for something to benefit the community such as medical centre, leisure complex etc 23/08/2019
Lisa Masterton 24 Tyning Hill, Radstock, Bath And North East Somerset, BA3 3ET S 24/08/2019: This is just what Radstock needs 24/08/2019
Charlotte Woodham Not Given O Documents Tab 26/08/2019
A R White 66 Green Street, Ston Easton, BA3 4BZ, S Documents Tab 25/08/2019
Steve Pritchard Not Given R Documents Tab 24/08/2019
Nigel Spearman Not Given O Documents Tab 24/08/2019
Mrs Josephine Barnes Not Given S Documents Tab 23/08/2019
Will Mortimer Not Given S Documents Tab 22/08/2019
Lesley Collins 20 Fosseway Cottages, Wells Road, Westfield, BA3 3TY, S Documents Tab 22/08/2019
Katy Hilliard Not Given S Documents Tab 22/08/2019