Planning Applications Reference:17/02588/EFUL

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Type of Application:Full Application with an EIA attached
Status:Pending Decision
Address of Proposal:Parcel 4234, Combe Hay Lane, Combe Hay, Bath,
Parish:South Stoke
Ward:Bathavon West
Proposal:Full planning permission for the erection of 171 residential units, open space, green infrastructure, landscaping and associated works including provision of vehicular access from Combe Hay Lane
Decision Type:Planning Committee
Environmental Impact Assessment Received:31/05/2017
Applicant Name:Hignett Family Trust & Bloor Homes
Agent Name:Savills (Bristol)
Agent Address:Embassy House, Queens Avenue, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SB
Case Officer Name:Gwilym Jones
Date Application Received:31/05/2017
Date Application Validated:02/06/2017
Neighbourhood Consultations sent on:25/05/2018
Standard Consultations sent on:25/05/2018
Last advertised on:01/02/2018
Latest Site Notice posted on:01/02/2018
Expiry Date for Consultation :22/02/2018
Actual Committee Date:06/06/2018
For details of this Development Control Committee Meeting please visit the Councils Democracy Website.
Target Decision Date30/11/2018


ConstraintsAffordable Housing, Agric Land Class 1,2,3a, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Article 4, Contaminated Land, Forest of Avon, Greenbelt, Hotspring Protection, LLFA - Flood Risk Management, MOD Safeguarded Areas, Neighbourhood Plan, Public Right of Way, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones, Sites of Nature Conservation Interest, Sites used as playing fields, Strategic Site Allocations, Tree Preservation Order, World Heritage Site
Related Property:Parcel 4234,Combe Hay Lane,Combe Hay,Bath,
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
14/00010/SCOPE .Request for scoping opinion for a proposed sustainable urban extension at land south of Odd Down, Bath23/12/2013
16/04262/SCREEN .Request for EIA screening opinion for proposed development of up to 200 dwellings.23/08/2016
16/05235/SCOPE .Request for scoping opinion for development at Land West of Sulis Manor.21/10/2016Scoping Opinion Adopted
17/02588/EFUL .Full planning permission for the erection of 171 residential units, open space, green infrastructure, landscaping and associated works including provision of vehicular access from Combe Hay Lane31/05/2017Pending Decision

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Anthony John Higgins Waverley, 169 Midford Road, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5SA O Documents Tab 01/08/2017
Ned Garnett Tottanstoc, Southstoke Lane, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5SH O Documents Tab 25/02/2018
Ruth Brown Not Given O Documents Tab 03/08/2017
Ian Bell Summerfield, Bristol Road, Chew Stoke, Bristol, Bath And North East Somerset, BS40 8UB S 21/06/2017: As Executive Director of Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Initiative in B&NES I would like to enthusiastically support this application. Our members are keen to see the delivery of new housing in order to support continued economic development. In this case, great care has gone in to the consultation and design process which we believe to have been a model of its kind. The high proportion of affordable housing will contribute greatly to the positive impact this development will have on the local community and I would urge you to approve the application. 21/06/2017
David Layton Holly Tree Farm, Old Bath Road, Combe Hay, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7EG O 03/07/2017: I object to this and all other planning applications for residential housing and other previous such applications because there is a total disregard by the Authority for the effect of the massive increase in traffic that will occur by virtue of all immediate and past applications over the past 5 years. I have seen no documentation which assesses this increase and then sets out how the present major truck roads which serve Bath and its environs are going to be vastly improved and new major highways constructed. The City will grind to a halt then those who have permitted this situation will run for cover. One can already smell the rising pollution in Bath which is damaging to peoples health and also some vary important and very expensive assets of the City are being severally damaged. 03/07/2017
Mabel Smith 85 Midford Road, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5RT O 17/07/2017: This area of Bath has already had areas of new housing around Sulis Manor, St Martins hospital and Sainsbury's on the sports field in the recent past. Also the old Fox Hill site is currently being built on.
Out door green spaces which the public can see or access are being built over because it is more profitable for builders to build on new land than to reclaim brown field sites.
Once the area is built over it will be gone forever.
I have looked at the designs and the proposed houses are not going to be "affordable" so they are not fulfilling the need for affordable housing.
L Sturgess 15 Burnt House Road, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2AQ O 26/07/2017: I object to this planning application on a number of grounds. Firstly the fact that isn't is being proposed to build on the green belt. There are other brown belt sites that should be built in first before the green belt is eroded, especially a site of such natural beauty and with wildlife and archeological significance.

The initial proposal was for around 300 houses. With 170 already proposed in phase 1 it is clear the developer intends to far exceed the Parameters set out ny the inspector. If houses are to be built then the number of dwellings should be reduced in line with the core plan.

Another serious concern is the traffic that will be generated by this housing development. The traffic on the round about by the P&R, down the Wells Way, in front of St Martins and the roundabout by the Tesco garage is already far too much for these roads to cope with causing massive traffic congestion especially at rush hour. With 170 additional houses, most of which will have more than one occupant/car owner, the traffic will be ridiculous. It can already take 15-20 minutes to get from the Tesco roundabout to Sulis Meadow despite it being only about a mile.

The council should re-consider using this site for housing or should at least delay making a decision until the second half of the 10 year plan when it will be clearer how many houses have been built on brown sites such as the former MOD site and whether this plot of green belt is really needed to provide additional housing in Bath.
Mark Lacey 16 Burnt House Road, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2AQ O 18/02/2018: Once again we are amazed and disappointed that this application has resurfaced. The use of words within the application such as 'open space, green infrastructure, landscaping' really emphasise the folly of this application. These plans are for building dozens of houses (hundreds ultimately if the applicant gets his way) on what has been designated greenbelt land. This is a stunning area of natural beauty, enjoyed by people from across Odd Down and further afield, described by one of our visitors as 'one of the most beautiful places on earth'. This natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and the health and well-being of other local residents will be spoilt for ever if this work goes ahead.

People from the city have lodged numerous objections to these plans in their various forms and we can see nothing that fundamentally would change those views. Aside from the natural environment, the infrastructure of the area is just not adequate to cope with this level of development. Access from Combe Hay Lane is fine in principle and is certainly the only option for this development, but the additional strain that this will put on the Park and Ride roundabout is excessive. Queues to this roundabout from all directions, particularly from PSJ are excessive during peak times and there have been a number of bad accidents at the junction of Wellsway and Old Fosse Road, close to St Gregory's. It is only a matter of time before a school child is seriously injured or worse on these busy roads. Other roads around are not adequate to cope with the increased traffic and there is insufficient provision of shops and other amenities in the area to accommodate these additional homes.

We cannot see, nor understand, the need for this additional housing with all the other building development work taking place in the city, and the scope there is for much more on disused and undeveloped areas. The scale of building in Bath itself and across the wider area is currently unprecedented and we cannot see how this will add to that in any constructive way - the detrimental affects far outweighs the benefits. This work will significantly affect the quality of life for those residents currently on the Sulis Meadows estate, spoiling views, tranquility and the ability to enjoy the surrounding environment. What a tragedy that would be for the many families with young children who have made it their choice to live in this area.

We appeal to those with the decision making power in this situation, to do the sensible and responsible thing which is to reject this application, not only for now but for years to come such that the beauty of this area, the well-being of Sulis Meadows and Southstoke residents can be maintained, as well as that of the many creatures that inhabit the area.

Mark, Joy, Joshua, Keren, Joanna and Esther Lacey
Dr Nigel Long On Behalf Of CPRE 40 Courtenay Road, Keynsham, Bristol, Bath And North East Somerset, BS31 1JS O Documents Tab 24/07/2017
Dr M.J. Summers 11 Burnt House Road, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2AQ O 26/07/2017: I write to object to this application.

The number of houses being planned for this entire development (Phases 1 to 4) has increased significantly from 300 dwellings in the original proposal up to 450 dwellings (i.e. by 50%).

The plans for Phases 2 to 4 are not mature enough to provide local residents with a transparent picture of the potential impact this development will have on the surrounding area. For example, the latest plan shows a potential school site that would be required if the total number of dwellings exceed 450 (document type: Consultation response – Education, 10th July 2017). In addition, there has been very little detail on the plans for the Sulis Manor scheme (Phase 2), which will have a big influence on the entire development. For example, some key points remain unclear, such as will vehicular access to the Sulis Meadows estate re-emerge.

At present a single point of entry for vehicular access has been proposed for the entire development (Phases 1 to 4). This demonstrates clearly, the lack of thought and consideration that has been given to the impact of this plan on the local area. All traffic from the site will be directed to the Odd Down Park & Ride roundabout, which already acts as a bottle neck, or towards Wellow via the narrow country lanes, which are not designed to accommodate a high flow of traffic. The introduction of a new school will also enhance the traffic problem by bringing more people into the site.

In summary, it is simply not acceptable that this development can proceed at this stage whilst there still remain many uncertainties.
Bath Preservation Trust 1 Royal Crescent, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2LR O Documents Tab 28/02/2018
Michael J. Clarkson 2 Weavers Orchard, Wellow, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8PB O 27/07/2017: I object to the application on the following grounds:

1. The Illustrative Masterplan is vague and contains insufficient detail to fulfil the requirements of paragraph 2 of the Placemaking Principles listed in section B3a of the Core Strategy.

Preparation of a comprehensive Masterplan, through public consultation, and to be agreed by the Council, reflecting best practice as embodied in ‘By Design’ (or successor guidance), ensuring that it is well integrated with neighbouring areas.

There are only vague suggestions as to the final quantity of residences which will be built on the whole development therefore there is no firm information on which to judge the adequacy of the access arrangements. 450 or more dwellings will clearly require additional access from the East via Midford Road and / or Southstoke Lane as the current single access from Combe Hay Lane will be totally inadequate to cope with the volume of traffic.

2. There is inadequate consideration of the effect on Combe Hay Lane and the villages of Combe Hay and Wellow of hundreds of vehicles travelling from the development towards Trowbridge, Frome, Warminster and other destinations on the A36. Combe Hay Lane is not able to cope with current levels of traffic due to many single lane 'pinch points', blind bends, subsidence and other issues. The potential final number of over 450 dwellings on the site makes it essential for a second access road to the East on to Midford Road in order to avoid total chaos and gridlock on Combe Hay Lane and in the villages of Wellow and Combe Hay.
Dorne Mitchell Uphill, The Lower Lane, Combe Hay, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7EG O 07/07/2017: I understand the development is going ahead regardless of opinion, but I wish to object to the scheme nevertheless because of the impact on traffic in the surrounding area, given that the only access is via Combe Hay Lane. Has anyone on the panel tried driving along Combe Hay Lane in the rush hour? Vehicles from 173 houses will be joining a queue to the Odd Down Park & Ride roundabout which moves at a speed of between 10-15 miles an hour towards town, joining the heavy traffic from the A367. Any residents of the new houses heading south will soon find that they can avoid the queue by using Combe Hay Lane SW towards Wellow then Hinton Charterhouse and on to the A36. They will be "swimming upstream" against the traffic which already use Combe Hay Lane as a "rat run" from the A367, to cut down the queue to the Park'n'Ride roundabout. As the Lane is a series of blind corners and single car-width pinch points, I foresee accidents becoming a regular event as many cars approach these corners at speed. It's a great shame that brown belt sites can't be used for development first, before taking the easy option of green belt housing estates which will eventually swallow the small villages & eco systems that surround Bath - urban sprawl at its worst. 19/02/2018: I wish to lodge my objection to the amended development for the reason that the traffic generated by phase one especially during the usual hours of congestion will cause major problems at the bottleneck @ the Odd Down Park & Ride roundabout, and beyond into Bath along Wellsway. The A367 is already congested (which is why a large number of cars use the "rat run" via Combe Hay Lane to avoid queuing at the roundabout) and cars belonging to 171 new residents will cause massive further congestion. This will further impact on queues of traffic traversing the next roundabout (crossing with Frome Road). New traffic will also inevitably use Combe Hay Lane and Wellow to get to the A36 when heading south - the lanes are narrow and there are sections only one car wide. The road through Wellow at 8.30 - 9am is heavily congested already as children are dropped off and often gridlocks. 19/02/2018
Peter Le Ray 6 Pond Cottages, Faulkland, BA3 5XB O 09/07/2017: As a landowner in Combe Hay for many years I foresee that this new development will have a major impact on the lanes in the surrounding area. The only exit will be in Combe Hay Lane with priority to the new road. A good proportion of this traffic will need to travel towards Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon, Frome etc for employment, schools etc and, because Bath is gridlocked at peak times, motorists will be tempted to use the lanes through Combe Hay/Wellow to access the A36. The lanes are already overused by commuter traffic and are not fit for this purpose due to the poor surface and haphazard maintenance programme. This will cause major danger to people using the cycle routes and chaos to local residents. Consideration must be given to these problems before granting final permission for this development and another exit through Southstoke is essential. 09/07/2017
Lynda Le Ray 6 Pond Cottages, Faulkland, BA3 5XB O 09/07/2017: As a landowner in Combe Hay for more than 30 years, I believe that serious consideration should be given to the traffic problems that will be caused by having the only exit onto Combe Hay Lane. This will mean a huge backlog of traffic towards Combe Hay on a very narrow road which is already extremely busy in the mornings (as are all the surrounding lanes) with motorists trying to access the roundabout by the Park and Ride. It will also mean that motorists heading for the A36 are likely to use Combe Hay, Midford and Wellow to access that area rather than have to fight the way through the traffic at Odd Down. Why is there no exit into Southstoke to reduce congestion at Odd Down?

I also believe there should be speed restrictions in Combe Hay (as there are in Wellow and other villages) and restrictions for heavy vehicles allowing access only via Combe Hay Lane. If these are not put in place, our narrow lanes will be even less safe for cyclists, walkers, horse riders etc as this building project will force frustrated drivers to seek alternative routes. Perhaps Dunkerton (Swan) Lane could be designated a cycle route with only access for farm vehicles, cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians.

It should also be noted that the surfaces of the lanes in Combe Hay/Wellow area are very poor and full of potholes due to the increase in traffic in recent years particularly since the development at Peasedown. The verges are also badly eroded having a detrimental effect on wildlife habitat and wild flowers.

I realise that we must have extra housing but it needs to be in sympathy with our countryside and an ANOB.

Susan Monk 41 Burnt House Road, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2AQ O 11/07/2017: This proposal is for Phase 1 only, and does not provide an overview of development plans for Phases 2-4 outlined in 19.9.16. on Sulis Down Masterplan, thus must be responded to "in isolation". Therefore I object to the proposal as follows:
1. Drivers from/to 173 residential units would produce considerable extra traffic at the roundabout by Odd Down Park & Ride, causing even more congestion on A367 and delay for those travelling by road to and from the South towards Bath and Bristol.
2. Children's play area should be located in the centre of a development of this size, to provide opportunities for residents to form a community.
3. There are no meeting places planned for residents. Meeting places could enable residents to become a community within the proposed development.
4. I am concerned that roads in Sulis Meadows should NOT be used as vehicular access to the proposed site, either during construction or in the future, if the development goes ahead.
22/02/2018: After reading the Masterplan in conjunction with the "Sulis Down, Design and Access Statement addendum, January 2018" paying particular attention to Appendix G:

I object to Phase 1 of the development on the basis that traffic congestion already occurs AM and PM peak times between Odd Down roundabout on Roman Road towards Red Lion roundabout , with long tailbacks going South; traffic delays are projected to get much worse if the house-building plan goes ahead. And that is just for Phase 1!

In addition, anyone who moved into the projected development would have:

Traffic noise
Loud, clanging noise from the Recycling Plant when the weather conditions are still with little or no wind
Difficulty driving towards Bath by joining A367 at AM peak, and the reverse at PM peak
No community hub

Mary English 4 Hensley Road, Moorlands, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2DR O 09/07/2017: My objections are:
Why is this building taking place on a green field site? That has been green and unbuilt on for many, many years. How can it suddenly change from 'greenbelt' to a built proposal so swiftly? And it won't just be houses that are built there, the proposal involves "provision of vehicular access from Combe Hay Lane." How much green belt will disappear when that happens? Once it's built on, it will never return to green belt.
Bath NEEDS unbuilt areas for wildlife, clean air and natural places not made or caused by humankind.
I object.
John Holdaway The Orchard, Flower's Hill, Combe Hay, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7EG O 26/07/2017: I object to the application for the following reasons.

I object to the use of the land known as Derrymans to accommodate the proposed amenities, services, etc serving the proposed development (other than the site access road which appears to be unavoidable). The recently approved Placemaking Plan clearly defines the developable land and the whole of Derrymans is to be retained as green belt. In addition this land is zoned for agricultural use. There is no justification for using any part of this land to serve the development. All the proposed amenities, services etc should be relocated to within the developable site boundary and the natural screening along the boundary with Derrymans should be increased.

I object to the road arrangement at the junction of the site access road with Combe Hay Lane. The Traffic Impact Assessment shows that Combe Hay Lane should have priority. The only justification for giving priority to the site access road appears to be “to reduce rat-running to Combe Hay”, as stated in the Design & Access Statement. This is an assumption and without foundation.

In future phases of the development it is imperative that an alternative access to the site is provided from Midford Road. Without this Combe Hay Lane will be used increasingly to access the A36 via Wellow. Combe Hay Lane is a very narrow road and in increasingly poor condition. Driving along Combe Hay Lane is like riding on a roller coaster. The condition of the road is aggravated by its regular use by HGV’s, which use it to access Wellow and the surrounding area because of the weight restrictions on the East and West approach roads to Wellow. There has already been a serious collapse of a section of the road in the past. Also, given the lack of visibility at the many bends, the speed at which some drivers drive along Combe Hay Lane is reckless. In my experience hold ups involving the larger vehicles due to lack of passing places are already a regular occurrence. Unless steps are taken to mitigate the potential increase in traffic along Combe Hay Lane there is the potential for a serious accident.

I am aware of the objections to the use of South Stoke Lane to access the site but my response to this is that South Stoke Lane is not a route for through traffic whereas Combe Hay Lane is. Combe Hay Lane warrants greater consideration.

I do not believe that the Traffic Impact Assessment shows the worst case scenario regarding Wellsway. Whilst the assessment already shows that the congestion at the junctions along Wellsway will worsen considerably with the proposed development, in my experience the peak traffic times are earlier than those used for the survey. In addition the assessment does not take into consideration the am peak time queuing into Bath on the lower section of Wellsway from Bear Flats back. This is a regular occurrence and significant.
23/02/2018: Regarding the revised submission, my previous comments of 26/07/2017 regarding traffic in general and more particularly the junction of the site access road with Combe Hay Lane and the provision of an alternative access via South Stoke Lane and Midford Road, still stand. 23/02/2018
Paul Wontner Middle Rowley, Rowley Farm Lane, Combe Hay, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7EF O Documents Tab 10/08/2017
Rachel Morton 6 Ridge Green Close, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2EG O 25/06/2017: I object to the application due to the amount of traffic this will generate. The area cannot sustain any more traffic. It's dreadful already.
16/02/2018: This is totally ridiculous. I whole heartedly object to 171 homes being built on green belt land especially when the infrastructure is not there to support this level of housing.
The traffic issue alone makes no sense.
It is already dreadful at peak times.
Charlotte Green 10 Meadow Drive, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2BU O 25/06/2017: The current infrastructure in Odd Down cannot support this number of new homes. Roads are already ridiculously full during rush hours, and getting in and out of the Sulis Meadows estate during school pick up/drop off times is already a challenge without the extra traffic these homes will cause by adding more congestion via Combe Hay Lane. The proposed number of houses in these plans is far greater than the recommended amount and as such will only heap more problems and misery onto commuters and residents alike. I also object to the plans on the basis that this is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and am concerned about the impact on the plants and animals on the Southstoke plateau. Whilst I have been living here, I have seen or heard evidence of bats, newts, owls, woodpeckers, pheasants, dragonflies, and much more. The disruption that will be caused by all the building work is bound to have a hugely negative impact on the wildlife of the area. As well as this, I am also extremely worried about my own health. I have a severe neurological illness that has left me mostly housebound. Because of my illness, I have sensitivities to sound, light, and smell. I live very near to the proposed development and am very concerned as to how all the noise and disruption from the building work will affect my health. There is a very real possibility that having to put up with loud noise occurring for an indefinite and extended period of time will cause me great pain and discomfort, possibly even triggering a relapse. Currently, on my worst days, I cannot even cope with the sound of birds singing outside my closed window, and as my mobility is severely impaired, I will not be able to leave my house to escape from the noise. Whilst I realise that one person's health needs cannot necessarily influence a decision like this, it is fair to assume that the more houses are built on this land, the greater the disruption, and the longer it will continue, thus having a greater impact on my health than if fewer houses were to be built. I really do hope that residents' concerns are listened to, and that the number of houses to be built is greatly reduced in line with the original recommendations. Of course, it would be preferable if the development did not go ahead in any shape or form. I think it a disgrace that the core strategy chose to build on such an unsuitable site for the reasons I have stated above.

Margaret Stroud Bridge Farm, Anchor Lane, Combe Hay, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7EE O 14/07/2017: According to placemaking principles a comprehensive masterplan for the whole site is required not a stand alone , illustrative one for part of the site which this is.It is worrying that this application is for 173 dwellings and is a quarter of the whole of the site.The core strategy contemplated 300 properties for this site .....looks worryingly that the developers are pushing for a lot more than this.The impact on traffic will be immense with many of these properties owning 1 or more cars.It has to be remembered that there is already considerable house building on Mulberry Park , nor far from Sulis Down.It is questionable whether more houses were required this side of Bath. With respect to traffic it is highly likely that a good proportion of future residents will be travelling to Trowbridge, Frome Radstock etc with the probability that they will use the lanes through Combe Hay, Wellow etc as short cuts. These lanes are not designed for commuter traffic and the risk of accidents is high. as it is too many people use the road through Combe Hay and Southstoke as a means of cutting out the Park and Ride roundabout and subsequent delays via Sainsbury to get to the Midford Road. In fact a member of my family was involved in a nasty accident recently with a driver coming from Peasdown St John who was cutting through Combe hay to get to Claverton ( obviously wanting to go via Tucking Mill and Monkton Combe ) Adding more cars is only going to make rush hour traffic conditions , which are already difficult, even worse and as mentioned above lead to accidents , possibly fatal ones !

Light pollution... as everyone is aware light pollution has a great effect on wildlife and it must not be forgotten that the proposed dwellings are being built on a site of AONB. Despite planting trees to try and mitigate the effects during the winter there will be little leaf coverage and therefore minimal screening.

Building these houses will add to urban sprawl and increase risk of merging Southstoke with Bath .....not ideal for a world heritage site.
Peter And Alison Scott The Dormy House, Anchor Lane, Combe Hay, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7EG O 12/07/2017: We can understand the need for more housing, although we are not pleased that there appears to be an open season on the use of green belt. We are also happy to see that 40% has been set apart for affordable housing.
Our primary objection relates to only having one access route to the development, via Combe Hay Lane. You mention in the highways section about trying to mitigate against a 'rat run' yet that is exactly what Combe Hay lane is. You need to stop traffic from Radstock and Peasedown using this route in the morning, as it has made the road unsafe and on occasions obstructs the legitimate use of the route for residents in Combe Hay and Wellow. The A367 is already extremely busy and this is where all the traffic will feed into. Previously you have used this same route for Sulis Meadows and with new traffic management for Saint Gregory's there is already a bottleneck at the location. By contrast the road from Southstoke is only fed by local Southstoke traffic and the B3110, to which it joins, is less busy than the A367 and offers good access in to Bath, or out to Midford and routes to the south. Consequently access for this new development via the road from Southstoke is both a better and fairer option, by distributing traffic to an area which is relatively quiet and not fed by several other traffic 'sources'.
Jenny John Stable House, Packhorse Lane, South Stoke, Bath, BA2 7DL, O Documents Tab 08/08/2017
Mrs M A M Parsons Longcombe, Packhorse Lane, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7DJ O Documents Tab 07/08/2017
Mr. Geoffrey Davis Tregonhawke, Packhorse Lane, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7DW O Documents Tab 19/03/2018 This comment also has associated documents: Documents Tab
Christopher Bush Flat 5 , 7 Northampton Street, Lansdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2SN S 27/06/2017: I fully support the application. I have lived in the city and studied at the University of Bath for the past three years, and continue to live and work here. There is a chronic housing shortage in the city which pushes up rents and property prices, and therefore pushes out young professionals and business investment since employees cannot afford to live here. In the economic interest of this city, the building of more homes should be encouraged wholeheartedly, as long it is sensitive to the local area. This proposal does exactly that. 27/06/2017
Steven Gourley Not Given O Documents Tab 05/08/2017
Fiona Gourley South Knoll, Southstoke Lane, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7DN O Documents Tab 19/02/2018
Alan Moxham 14 Entry Rise, Combe Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5LR O 03/07/2017: As chairman of Odd down and members we feel that this development should incorporate the redevelopment of odd down football club.
This could include turning the pitch north to south along combe hay lane. With a new 4G football pitch. A new clubhouse and a new sports centre. With new up to date lighting.
This would be for the benefit of all. The Odd down community, the School, the doctor’s surgery, the new development and people from the surrounding areas, and will also provide jobs for many people. This could be funded by any 106 monies and any grants available.

At present any drawing showing ground improvement are just that drawings and not part of the overall development.

12/07/2017: “Odd Down Football Club play in the Western League and our facilities are monitored as part of The FA Ground Grading. We are very concerned that the readings taken by the developer have been taken, over the last 12 months, when our system is producing a lower light level than it was designed to do and so the current light level readings in terms of the impact on housing close to our perimeter is severely understated which could cause complaints to our club when the new lighting comes to be installed. This is not because our new lights would be any different to our old ones but simply because metal halide lights have a significant degradation over time and therefore they are currently being measured at their weakest rather than how they will be performing when they are replaced and back to full operation as they were when they were first installed.

Our lighting system uses 16 number 2kW metal halide fixtures that illuminate the pitch to a specification set by The FA and surveyed every two years on behalf of the Western League in line with The FA’s requirements. The last survey was carried out on the 27th April 2017 and the next is due by 31st March 2019. Due to the degradation of our existing system which is currently 40% below the new guidelines from The FA, we have been advised that our lighting system will need to be upgraded most likely prior to our next survey in 2019 and when those new lights are installed they will have to be able to meet The FA guidelines which will mean they will need to be around 40% brighter that they are at this time.

When the system is replaced we understand the spill light will also increase which may impact the adjoining proposed development.

We believe that more work should be carried out to establish what the impact on our new neighbours may be and how they can be mitigated and are proposing that GrassRoots Power CIC who have considerable expertise in this area be appointed to carry out an appropriate evaluation for the benefit of all concerned to ensure that both Odd Down FC and the proposed new residence do not encounter issues in the future.”


Alan Moxham

Trevor John Stable House, Packhorse Lane, South Stoke, Bath, BA2 7DL, O 14/07/2017: My comments are:
1. Paragraph 87 of the NPPF says that development on Green Belt land can only happen in very special circumstances and para 88 says such circumstances cannot exist unless harm to the green belt is outweighed by other considerations. This development is not happening in “very special circumstances” and so the new road and sewage works in Derrymans (which is green belt land) cannot be permitted. This new access road through green belt land has only been included so that the land owner/developer does not have to pay Crest Nicholson for access from Sulis Meadows i.e. for purely commercial reasons, not planning reasons, and should not be permitted.
2. The place making principles require that all associated infrastructure should be on-site, there should be no artificial light adjacent to the southerly tree belt and that tree belt should be increased by additional green infrastructure. None of these requirements has been complied with.
3. Also, the proposed playground on Derrymans is far too far from the houses to the east of the site and so should be moved to the centre of the site.
4. The reports commissioned by the Council indicate that substantial harm will be made to the setting of the World Heritage Site and the AONB if development is allowed too close to the southern boundary, so a wide tree line is required. This has been ignored.
5. Also, the height of some of the buildings near the southern boundary (2 and a half storeys) is too high and should be reduced.
6. The central site is over-developed, with no core, no community facilities, and so no community spirit.
7. Overall, it is clear that everything has been done to increase the housing density and maximise profit, whereas planning and humane principles etc dictate that the density, the developed area and the potential traffic should be much reduced.
Geoff Mitchell Uphill, The Lower Lane, Combe Hay, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7EG O 03/07/2017: I believe from the given plan that the traffic infrastructure through Combe Hay is already poor due to road sizes etc and the plans here will not help. The traffic in the morning and early evening is a Rat Run for Bath traffic and needs sorting. This will snarl up the traffic further into Bath and down to the Wellsway


Geoff Mitchell
Gillian A The Coach House, Anchor Lane, Combe Hay, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7EG O 19/07/2017: This is a piecemeal development and as such should be refused for the following reasons
1. The proposed demolition of Sulis Manor and the future of that land
2. The football club problems and it's future
3. The predominant objection is the access onto Combe Hay lane.
Until a FULLY PLANNED BLUEP{RINT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA giving details of all vehicular access
and public facilities is produced this application should be rejected

R Marjot Manor House, Church Lane, Englishcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9DU O 25/07/2017: The current infrastructure in Odd Down cannot support this number of new homes. Roads are already fully congested during rush hours. This additional burden to congestion will significantly add to the already unacceptable levels of 'rat running' through Englishcombe Village. The commuter 'rat running' and the school run traffic is already far too fast and dangerous through these small country lanes and this application can only compound an already perilous situation. 25/07/2017
Cllr Karen Walker 34 Church Road, Peasedown St. John, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8AF R 29/06/2017: I would like to request the consultation date of 13/07/17 and target date of 22/07/17 are extended, so the public living to the southern side of this proposed development have more time to look at the proposed plans, as this is a very large development that will have a major impact to the towns and villages south of Bath. 29/06/2017
Erica Smith The Old Station, Station Road, Wellow, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8QB O 29/06/2017: I object to the above development because I have serious concerns regarding the large amount of traffic it will generate at the junction of Combe Hay Lane and Sulis Meadows. This will mean that the access to Bath from Wellow will be severely restricted by congestion in that area. 29/06/2017
Cllr Sarah Bevan 108 Faulkland View, Peasedown St. John, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8TQ O 29/06/2017: I would like to object to this application on the grounds of traffic management and Highway suitability, due to the single access point shown on the plans. With the number of dwellings proposed in this application, and the likely increase in associated applications on this site, one single point of access and exit is insufficient.

The effect on the nearby secondary school of St Gregory's Catholic College would be serious and disadvantageous to pupils, parents and staff accessing the school by car or by bus, particularly those from North East Somerset communities.
Andrew Hoyes 13 Prospect Place, Upper Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 4EU O 03/07/2017: I object to this application for the following reasons:

1. The land was removed previously from the Green Belt illegally as there were no "exceptional circumstances demonstrated" as required by paragraph 83 of the NPPF and as such the land should still be considered Green Belt and the erection of new houses on Green Belt is considered inappropriate iaw paragraph 89 of the NPPF.

2. BATHNES Council policy is "Brownfield First" and there are still undeveloped Brownfield sites on the Brownfield Register and within the BATHNES area. The Council should ensure that these are used before planning applications on any green field sites such as this is given.

3. Paragrpaph 79 of the NPPF states that "the fundamental aim of Green Belt policy is to prevent urban sprawl". The proposed development will increase the urban sprawl and almost join up the City of Bath with the conservation area of South Stoke village.

4. Paragarph 115 of the NPPF states "Great weight should be given to conserving landscape and scenic beauty in National Parks, the Broads and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which have the highest status of protection in relation to landscape and scenic beauty". This land is within the Cotswolds AONB and as such a development of this nature is inappropriate and the land should be conserved.

5. One of the Core Planning Principles, as stated in paragraph 17 of the NPPF is to "conserve heritage assets in a manner appropriate to their significance, so that they can be enjoyed for their contribution to the quality of life of this and future generations". This development is contrary to this principle as it would destroy part of the World Heritage setting of the City of Bath.

6. Paragraph 126 of the NPPF states that " Local planning authorities should set out in their Local Plan a positive strategy
for the conservation and enjoyment of the historic environment including heritage assets most at risk through neglect, decay or other threats". This proposed development will further endanger the Wansdyke Ancient Monument which is already on the Heritage at Risk Register.

7. Paragraph 132 of the NPPF states "When considering the impact of a proposed development on the significance of a designated heritage asset, great weight should be given to the asset’s conservation. The more important the asset, the greater the weight should be. Significance can be harmed or lost through alteration or destruction of the heritage asset or development within its setting. As heritage assets are irreplaceable, any harm or loss should require clear and convincing justification. Substantial harm to or loss of a grade II listed building, park or garden should be exceptional. Substantial harm to or loss of designated heritage assets of the highest significance, notably scheduled monuments, protected wreck sites, battlefields, grade I and II* listed buildings, grade I and II* registered parks and gardens, and World Heritage Sites, should be wholly exceptional". Both the City of Bath and the Wansdyke monument are heritage Assets and degradation of these sites through development cannot be justified for the building of a few houses.

8. Paragraph 118 of the NPPF states "planning permission should be refused for development resulting in the loss or deterioration of irreplaceable habitats". Building houses on this site would cause the destruction of habitat for endangered species. The site is of great ecological value, being an important habitat for rare and endangered species such as skylark, yellowhammer, nightingale and pipistrelle bats.

9. Paragraph 73 of the NPPF states "Access to high quality open spaces and opportunities for sport and recreation can make an important contribution to the health and well-being of communities". Building houses on this site would devalue the well-documented recreational value in terms of the use of this area by local people.

10. The City of Bath is a conservation area and this development will further erode and devalue the setting of the conservation areas.
Richard Holland Wellhope Knowle, 4 Station Road, Wellow, Bath, BA2 8QB, O 03/07/2017: The provision of a single point of entrance and exit on to Combe Hay Lane is wholly inappropriate and will result in even more traffic passing down Combe Hay Lane, through Wellow and up to Hinton Charterhouse. This road is in an extremely poor state of repair and receives far to much traffic already. Residents from this new development who wish to travel onward to the A36 will not exit the site via the Odd Down Park and Ride roundabout but via Wellow. This will create even more traffic through an already congested community that has suffered from vastly increased traffic as a result of the industrial park at Peasedown St. John even though the traffic analysis for this development predicted very few additional traffic movements. It is a human nature to find and use the most direct route/rat run despite all the predictions of traffic consultants and I am sure this will be the case with this development.
The introduction of a one way system in to the new site via Combe Hay Lane and a one way exit and new road through the land retained for agriculture onto the a new roundabout by the Cross Keys is an obvious answer. I appreciate the fear of eventual further development adjacent to a new exit road that would exit by the Cross Keys but this could be countered by a planning condition for no further development on the land retained for agriculture and a restrictive covenant.
Judith A Parfitt Not Given O Documents Tab 31/07/2017
Ian Dale-Staples Thornton, 136 Midford Road, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5SB O Documents Tab 01/08/2017
Ceri Idris-Evans And Nick Veitch The Old Vicarage, Old School Hill, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7DU O Documents Tab 01/08/2017
Anne Winpenny Underhill Cottage, Combe Hay Lane, Midford, Bath, BA2 7NX, O 26/07/2017: I am objecting to this planning application although it is difficult to make informed comments without sight of a comprehensive masterplan for the whole site which should be available alongside the application.
No consideration has been given to the increased traffic that this development will generate in an already heavily congested area.
No consideration has been given to providing a 'social hub', indeed, a children's playground is planned for the far corner of the site. This is highly inappropriate and dangerously unsafe location.
No consideration has been given to the requirements of affordable housing as the plan only shows one - three bedroom units which is a restriction on families.
The local plan specified '300 or so' units across the whole site. 173 units on this site replicated over the next three phases will clearly greatly exceed this number and will be an over development on this highly sensitive site.
M.P. Simmonds 14 Burnt House Road, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2AQ O 20/07/2017: I write to object and to request more time to consider the application on the following grounds:

1. Whilst the documents provided for Phase 1 are numerous, complex and comprehensive in scope, this is a major development (now being referred to as a ‘neighbourhood’) – and fully understanding the implications without sight of some outline proposition for Phase 2 (outwith the control of Bloor Homes and the Hignett Family Trust) is difficult for local residents. Public consultations to date appear to have been led by Bloor Homes and the Hignett Family Trust and there has been very little detail on the interplay between their scheme and the Sulis Manor scheme;
2. Consequently, there remains a lack of clarity on some key aspects including whether earlier proposals for vehicular access into the Sulis Meadows estate may resurface as part of the application process for Phase 2;
3. There are concerns from all the surrounding communities about increased traffic flow and again the plans to manage this are not clear;
4. The number of homes being planned seems to have significantly increased from the original proposition and it is not clear that the transport infrastructure, medical centre capacity and landscape amenity value can absorb this increased density of population;
5. The potential for a school to be developed on the site has been introduced (I don’t believe that this was mentioned in previous plans) and this would seem to change the proposal from one for purely residential accommodation to one of mixed use and, again, if a school is to be built this greatly enhances traffic concerns; and
6. The increased density of homes and people in the area will create more noise and disturbance and I am not convinced that the LEMP goes far enough in terms of protecting the existing ecological niches and biodiversity.
20/03/2018 This comment also has associated documents: Documents Tab
Joanne Lyons Tytherly, Perrymead, Lyncombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5AX O 18/02/2018: I object to this application. We should be exhausting all brown field sites before considering building on green field. We should not be building on the green belt AT ALL! 18/02/2018
F Pearson 130 Wellsway, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4SE O 19/02/2018: I object to the proposal to give priority to the new road over the existing lane and its users. It is similar to new residents stopping the chiming of existing church clocks Combe Hay lane is very busy, traffic from Peasdown and Radstock is very heavy and there is school traffic for St Gregory's too in the rush hour so that this area is already constantly jamed It would therefore appear to me that traffic from this new development should exit the site from the South toke end which at present carries a lot less traffic. This would also prevent building of any kind (ie the road) from taking place in the green belt and in an area of outstanding natural beauty. 19/02/2018
Steven Gourley South Knoll, Southstoke Lane, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7DN O Documents Tab 16/05/2018 This comment also has associated documents: Documents Tab
Gemma Lewis 26 Mendip Gardens, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2UT O 03/02/2018: We would like to object to the proposal.

Unfortunately the local infrastructure can barely cope with the amount of traffic that already funnels into the Wellsway. Further development would leave this area completely grid locked and polluted.
Not only this but the damage to the wildlife and green areas surrounding is unnecessary given the amount of property for sale in Bath.
The developers at Combe Down cannot sell all of the houses they have planned so it there really any demand? It seems not to be the case.
We hope our points are given thoughtful consideration.
Kind regards

Gemma Lewis
Rachel Watton 10 Mendip Gardens, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2UT O 20/02/2018: This application, if approved, will put considerable pressure on the resources already at stretching point.
With the proposed changes to the bus lane on the A367, additional traffic on the park and ride roundabout will cause even greater traffic issues than there already are.
Odd Down is already at stretching point for services e.g. medical, schooling, recreation
I have a few concerns:
How will the council guarantee that the proposed 40% "affordable" housing will be built if the application in granted
How will the council ensure that these properties do not become HMOs thus adding to the traffic problems
Johanna Davies Valley View, Upper Twinhoe, Wellow, Bath, BA2 8QX, O 20/02/2018: Not only will this development create increased traffic on what is already a dangerous road (it is both narrow in places, unlit and has a number of dangerous bends) but it will result in loss of habitat for wildlife and loss of a well loved footpath. 20/02/2018
Jo McKerr Church Farm, High Street, Wellow, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8QS O 20/02/2018: Having only a single point of entrance and exit on to Combe Hay Lane is wholly inappropriate and will result in even more traffic passing down Combe Hay Lane, through Wellow and up to Hinton Charterhouse. This road is in an extremely poor state of repair and receives far to much traffic already. Residents and delivery drivers from this new development who wish to travel onward to the A36 will not exit the site via the Odd Down Park and Ride roundabout but via Wellow. This will create even more traffic through an already congested rural community that has suffered from vastly increased traffic as a result of the industrial park at Peasedown St. John. I drive this lane everyday and see alot of congestion, speeding, near accidents with cyclists using sustrans, and large lorries getting stuck. I urge BANES to be responsible about the preserving the greenbelt and the villages that lie within the AONB. 20/02/2018
Sara Strawson Not Given O Documents Tab 21/05/2018
Dom Moorhouse Southstoke Hall, South Stoke O Documents Tab 19/03/2018
Trevor & Jenny John Not Given O Documents Tab 21/03/2018
Jane Farrant 3 Bumper's Batch, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5SQ O 22/02/2018: I fully support the building of new homes in this area and understand the urgent need for these nationally. My objections are:
1 That the overall number of homes referred to in the comprehensive master plan is now some 450 instead of the 300 approved in the original planning permission. This number of homes has therefore not been approved formally and represents at worst a dishonest attempt to increase number of homes built 'under the radar'.
2 That the transport report published makes it very clear that additional vehicles cannot be supported by the road network in this area. This applies not just in the immediate vicinity but in a very wide area to the south of Bath. This scheme and the developed Foxhill site are built with no specific proposal to revise the road network, public transport or sustainable transport to meet the additional need, especially at peak times. It is impossible to sustain the envisaged excess number of cars as things stand. Rush hours already involve long queues and severe delays with knock-on effects over a very large area.
Stephen Clifford Glendower, Anchor Lane, Combe Hay, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7EG O 17/02/2018:
Our primary objection relates to only having one access route to the development, via Combe Hay Lane, with the estate traffic having priority. Combe Hay lane is already used as a cut through with traffic from Radstock and Peasedown using this route in the morning to avoid traffic congestion on the A367, quite often travelling at speeds too fast for the narrow lane, which is now in a poor condition.
There is frequently a queue at the top of Combe Hay Lane in the mornings as traffic joins the A367. This overuse makes the narrow lane unsafe and obstructs the legitimate use of the route for residents in Combe Hay and Wellow. Combe Hay Lane is already in a poor condition with numerous pot holes and the road being eroded at the edges. It has a steep drop on one side into the valley. There are already numerous accidents on this lane which is frequently used by horses, cyclists , runners and walkers. The increased housing will result in greater use and a further deterioration of Combe Hay Lane, risking an increased level of accidents to vehicles and road users. The Coucil should prioritise the redevelopment of brown field sites, before allowing the development of an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Dr Mark Bagott 1 Ivy Cottages, Old School Hill, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7DY O 17/02/2018: The green belt surrounding Bath is what makes it such a special place to live. There are so many people who appreciate the wonderful walking to be found in the area of Combe Hay and South Stoke, many visiting the area for that reason. Building more houses in this area will degrade it as a green space and quality walking area. Also there is already a vast building project just along the road in Combe Down. This will increase traffic in the area (which is already congested) considerably. More building near South Stoke will add even further to the traffic congestion and pollution. We are aware that this initial project is the start of plans to build even more houses around South Stoke, so Bath's villages will eventually just become suburbs of Bath and lose their unique attraction to many who want to visit somewhere quieter and also for the residents of the villages. Do we really need so many more houses in the area anyway? (especially given the fact that so many houses are being built in Combe Down).
To summarise- many reasons not to build on parcel 4234
1. Degrading the green belt
2. Spoiling the area for walking and recreation
3. More traffic congestion and pollution
4. Sprawling urbanisation of Bath so losing its unique attraction
5. We don't need these houses anyway
6. Many new houses already being built in Combe Down nearby. Need to wait to see the effect of these houses before any more are even considered.
This plan should be rejected.
Katie Calvert-Jones 2 Southstoke Road, Combe Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5SJ O Documents Tab 22/02/2018
Brian Huggett Locksleigh, Church Lane, Englishcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9DU O Documents Tab 07/03/2018
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Janet Hai Not Given O Documents Tab 16/03/2018
Robert G James 16 Heather Drive, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2BW O Documents Tab 04/06/2018
Stefan Perkins 56 Bradford Road, Combe Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5BY O Documents Tab 07/05/2018
Christina Sandford Not Given. O Documents Tab 27/02/2018
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Margaret Wyatt 1 Wellsway Close, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2US O 23/02/2018: Object on the grounds of lack of supporting roads for increase in traffic 23/02/2018
Rob Greig Manor Stables, Farm Lane, Wellow, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8QU O 23/02/2018: It is difficult to see how any rational and impartial analysis of this proposal could conclude that the traffic arrangements make sense. The comments submitted by Wellow Parish Council are all accurate and should be taken seriously by the Planning Committee and used as the basis for refusing this application without major revisions to the traffic plan. Anyone who has ever travelled up or down Wellow Lane during peak times will know that it is already a dangerous lane - without this additional traffic. In addition to traffic needing to go to and from both Wellow and Combe Hay, it is already used as a cut through rat-run by traffic heading from Peasedown to Bath. There are frequent blockages as traffic cannot pass, numerous incidents where cars have clipped one another and caused damage and increasing impact to the side of the road that appears to be gradually causing the edge of the road to fall away dangerously. Adding further traffic by expecting all cars (and no doubt delivery lorries and the like) from this new development to all come out of one exit, and naively believing that no-one will then head down Wellow Lane because everyone will head to the already congested roundabout by the park and ride, would be foolish (to put it politely) or an act of negligence towards residents of Wellow and Combe Hay and the road and environment around them (to put it more accurately). 23/02/2018
Sarah Bennett 27 Oolite Road, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2UU O 06/02/2018: I don’t believe that the already stretched existing infrastructure is sufficient to support such a large number of houses. 06/02/2018
Joel Hirst Not Given O Documents Tab 23/03/2018
Paula Blake Not Given O Documents Tab 20/03/2018
Danny Morris Not Given. R Documents Tab 23/02/2018
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Mr John Brooke Brewery House, Packhorse Lane, South Stoke, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7DL O Documents Tab 23/02/2018
Robert Fraser 29 Ridge Green Close, Odd Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2EG O Documents Tab 11/03/2018
Lucy McSweeney The Garden Cottage, Midford Road, Midford, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7BX O Documents Tab 02/03/2018
Christina Crockett Not Given. O Documents Tab 20/02/2018
Avril Greig Manor Stables, Farm Lane, Wellow, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8QU O 21/02/2018: Wellow cannot sustain any further increases in traffic. Our tiny village does not even have a designated 'B' road. Developments at Peasedown St John have already caused a substantial traffic problem for us. I am not reassured that there has been any adequate response to traffic management needs as part of the planning process. In particular, there is only one exit planned from the new development, and although I appreciate the concerns of those resident in Southstoke, there has to be some sharing of the inevitable impacts. I imagine 171 new homes means in the region of 200+new cars and those wishing to travel south will inevitably come via Wellow. The lanes in and around Wellow form part of the Sustrans national cycle route, are used by large numbers of equestrians and walkers and obviously, are used by very large, slow, farm vehicles all year round. Although I am happy to support the principle of new affordable and social housing, this development does not seem to include this. No new development should be at the expense of existing communities. I therefore object to this proposal. 21/02/2018
Prakriti Karthauser Wellow Farm Barn, Norton Lane, Wellow, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8QR O 21/02/2018: The entrance to the development on Combe Hay Lane would be a significant safety hazard. The lane has a blind corner just after the proposed entrance. Significant work to the road needs to be carried out in order to assure safety before the council agrees to the development which will add a huge additional load to the already busy road. 21/02/2018
Annabel Chapman Church House, High Street, Wellow, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8QS O 21/02/2018: This is an easy objection to make as it's so obvious that Combe Hay Lane simply cannot take any additional traffic which would arise from this housing development. St Julian's School in Wellow has many pupils from surrounding areas, including Peasedown St John, and it's a fact that the increased traffic during 'drop off' and 'pick up' causes major disruption on the roads and in the village. It is also incredibly dangerous. Add to that, a housing development with 171 new houses and you have utter chaos on your hands. 21/02/2018
Roy Williams Manor Farm Barn, Farm Lane, Wellow, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8QU O 21/02/2018: This will cause even more traffic chaos in the village of Wellow which already suffers from through traffic on ‘rat runs’. The lane through Wellow and Bath Hill is narrow and simply can’t cope with any further traffic. It is very dangerous already for pedestrians walking through the village, especially near the school and village shop area, without an increase in traffic from this development.
The development is on Green Belt Land and outside the Housing Boundary. It should never be allowed.
Gabrielle Perkins 56 Bradford Road, Combe Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5BY O Documents Tab 09/05/2018