Planning Applications Reference:17/04338/FUL

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Type of Application:Full Application
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:Bath Cricket Club, North Parade Road, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4EX
Proposal:Erection of 142 no. bed spaces of purpose built student accommodation (sui generis) and associated communal and ancillary facilities, re-provision of car parking, demolition and replacement of indoor cricket training facility, formation of new access, and landscaping works.
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-06314263
Applicant Name:Gilltown Ltd.
Agent Name:PlanningSphere Ltd
Agent Address:Coworking, The Guild, High Street, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 5EB
Case Officer Name:Chris Griggs-Trevarthen
Date Application Received:08/09/2017
Date Application Validated:18/09/2017
Neighbourhood Consultations sent on:19/09/2017
Standard Consultations sent on:12/12/2017
Last advertised on:21/09/2017
Latest Site Notice posted on:21/09/2017
Expiry Date for Consultation :12/10/2017
Target Decision Date16/03/2018


ConstraintsAgric Land Class 3b,4,5, Article 4 Bath Demolition Wall, Article 4 HMO, Article 4 Reg 7: Estate Agent, Conservation Area, Contaminated Land, Flood Zone 2, Flood Zone 3, LLFA - Flood Risk Management, MOD Safeguarded Areas, Policy B4 WHS - Boundary, Policy B4 WHS - Indicative Extent, Policy CP9 Affordable Housing Zones, Policy LCR5 Safeguarded existg sport & R, Policy NE5 Ecological Networks, Railway, River Avon and Kennet & Avon Canal, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:Bath Cricket Club,North Parade Road,Bathwick,Bath,BA2 4EX.
Related Property:Cricket School,Bath Cricket Club,North Parade Road,Bathwick,Bath,BA2 4EX.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
17/04338/FUL .Erection of 142 no. bed spaces of purpose built student accommodation (sui generis) and associated communal and ancillary facilities, re-provision of car parking, demolition and replacement of indoor cricket training facility, formation of new access, and landscaping works.08/09/2017Pending Consideration
17/01648/SCREEN .Request for screening opinion for the erection of 145no bed spacesof purpose built student accomodation (sui generis); re-provision of car parking; demolition and replacement of indoor cricket training facility and gym; and associated new access and landscaping works04/04/2017
16/04953/TCA .Betula Pendula (Silver Birch) T1 - fell (NB site staff confirmed tree is smaller of 2No. Birch trees on south side of Pavilion next to boundary with Ferry Lane).10/10/2016No Objection
16/04185/FUL .Provision of new canopy on existing raised terrace in front of Pavillion22/08/2016Application Permitted
14/05061/COND .Discharge of condition 2 of application 14/00645/FUL (Erection of cricket nets.)03/11/2014Condition Discharged
14/03800/TCA .To crown lift to approx 15ft to clear scoreboard and clock to allow restoration works, crown lift to clear playing area, crown lift to 2.4m above footpath and crown lift over road leaving entire group of 6 Limes looking balanced.13/08/2014No Objection
14/00645/FUL .Erection of cricket nets.11/02/2014Application Permitted
12/04483/FUL .Reconstruction of fire damaged cricket pavilion building including minor extension.11/10/2012Application Permitted
12/04482/FUL .Reconstruction of fire damaged cricket pavilion building.11/10/2012Application Permitted
12/03240/COND .Discharge of condition 2 of application 12/00799/VAR (Variation of condition 3 of application 11/03055/FUL (Refurbishment and extensions of cricket school and modifications to club house))25/07/2012Application Refused
12/00799/VAR .Variation of condition 3 of application 11/03055/FUL (Refurbishment and extensions of cricket school and modifications to club house)21/02/2012Application Permitted
12/00411/TCA .Dismantle Lime tree and re-plant26/01/2012No Objection
11/03055/FUL .Refurbishment and extensions of cricket school and modifications to club house14/07/2011Application Permitted
08/00066/FUL .Renewal of planning permission 02/02496/FUL in relation to erection of a new clubhouse and cricket school following demolition of existing27/12/2007Application Withdrawn
02/02496/FUL .Erection of a new clubhouse and cricket school following demolition of existing (Resubmission application)15/10/2002Application Permitted
02/02226/FUL .Additional use of 1st floor of pavilion for physiotherapy service11/09/2002Application Permitted
01/01495/FUL .Erection of a new clubhouse and cricket school following demolition of existing03/07/2001Application Withdrawn
00/02218/FUL .Erection of electronic scoreboard27/10/2000Application Permitted
98/00109/FUL .Erection of a garage10/02/1998Application Permitted

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
Alan Phillips 26 Belgrave Crescent, Walcot, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 5JU S 04/10/2017: I think this an excellent proposal with a solid desire to create a benefit to the community whether a child or an adult. The benefit of the completed structure will ultimately be felt in greater access to a healthy lifestyle for those that Bath CC reach out and support. Ultimately playing its part in reducing the strain on the taxpayer by helping with a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally. This provision of access to sport and exercise is vital not only for Bath but the UK in general which has an increasingly poor focus on health, sitting near the bottom of the EU tables. I applaud Bath CC for adopting such a positive and well thought out program of community driven activity. 04/10/2017
Steve Osgood Not Given O View Associated Documents 30/10/2017
Stephen Byfield 6 Macaulay Buildings, Widcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6AS O 11/10/2017: I object to this application:
- it will greatly disturb the landscape and ambience of the city; the building itself will be too high and massed.
- yet again students (presumably wealthy in that they can afford to live in the centre of town) are being favoured. What about permanent members of the community such as nurses, school teachers, fire personnel and young people who need to live near their workplaces? Demographically this is a negative development in my opinion.
- it is another example of the continued erosion of open space in Bath.
Stephen Chalke 17 George's Road, Fairfield Park, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 6EY S 11/10/2017: I am not a member of Bath Cricket Club, but I do know how vital a role it plays in the sporting life of the city. The club's coaching of youngsters is first-class, and it is outward-looking in its involvement in the community. This plan strikes me as a sympathetic and imaginative use of the space. There is much talk of there being too many students spilling into residential areas such as Oldfield Park. By providing student accommodation on this site, while improving the club's own facilities and retaining the car parking, this development would be taking some of the pressure off student housing elsewhere - and, as I understand it, all within a project that will cost council tax payers nothing and further strengthen the work of the club. 11/10/2017
Ann Cowan 33 Daniel Street, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6ND O 11/10/2017: As a resident of Bath I feel that there are too many developments for students in the centre of the Beautiful city. It would be very sad to see the lovely open space blocked with a four storey building. It would also take the valuable parking spaces from the public. It is becoming more and more difficult to park in town for visitors. I know several people who don’t come to Bath for shopping as parking is such a pain. 11/10/2017
Ben Ackland 5 Patch Street, Combe Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, , S 11/10/2017: This will benefit not only the members of the club but the whole community in the city. 11/10/2017
David Walker Flat 6 Grove House, 12 Pulteney Road, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HA O View Associated Documents 22/09/2017
Mr And Mrs Farthing Monkswell, Pulteney Road, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HD O 12/10/2017: As the closest resident property to the planned proposal we highly object.
We live very close to the proposed site so it would impact our lives hugely if this proposal went through. We are a young recently married hardworking self employed couple. We feel privileged to live in such a fantastic city and a beautiful area of Bath. This is our forever home. We want to start our family here but recently it's feeling more like a university campus. Which is not the ideal community to bring up children. Considering the development of the Student Castle which comprises of well over one hundred student accommodations across the road we feel this new development will impact our enjoyment of our forever home and the community for our children to grow up. The noise from the students already living in area is high (last night we were still awake at 2am listening to them!) bringing up children with noise and distruption is not acceptable. We are extremely worried about the restrictions of sunlight and view for our property and We are extremely concerned on the impact on the value of our house.

We already have three student accommodations in this area. Two on Pulteney road and the recently developed Student Castle which are luxury student flats. This is same principle for the cricket ground proposal. We don't need more luxury student accommodation. When the price is well above the affordability of average UK student. I believe both Bath universities have made it their aim to house more students on campus. Both sites have vast amounts of space to develop. This would also cut city centre traffic and pollution.
In Bath we need more affordable housing. We need homes so our young professionals can live, work and be able to bring up their families in such a fantastic city. Most of my peers have moved away from Bath to afford to start their families yet your happy to overdevelop our city by building luxury student accommodation for students who don't pay council tax! And pricing local people out. We want to live in a community not a university campus. We think this development will be detrimental to our local community, local businesses and the local beauty of area.
The construction worries us on many points. The indoor cricket facility has only just been built in the last few years if that. And it's going be knocked down? What a waste of money. The traffic in area is already horrendous. Awful morning and afternoon tail backs not to mention the gridlock of Bath rugby match days. We've enough traffic without adding that many people in small area. We especially don't need to add more pedestrians and traffic to one of areas highest accidents spots in Bath. Especially adding more high risk drivers in a highly populated area. Under 25s are highest risk on our road. More likely to cause an accident than any other age group. But also the risk and distruption of construction traffic. The Student Castle has impacted local traffic. The noise of the construction in the area is already high without another project. Any work especially ground work, tree felling and railway work will be very disruptive to our family and the local area. It makes sense to develop student accommodation on campus.
Another worry to us is the wildlife. With a city as polluted as Bath do we want to cut down yet more trees which effects our local and global environment. Cutting down more trees will also effect the local beauty. Also all the wildlife in the area will be effected. There are bats, owls, badgers, birds and insects whose homes and lives will also be impacted. The bats are protected and I trust the proper guarantees from official authorities has been gained. I don't know of any other owls living so close to the city and they must be protected as well as the badger set.

Lesley Gerrish 5 Pulteney Road, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HD O 25/09/2017: Simply, no more student accommodation in Bath please! Our area is already a bottle neck for the traffic - it can not cope with the additional student accommodation that has been erected in previous years. Thankyou for your undertstanding 25/09/2017
Mrs Lynette Booley 1 Pulteney Road, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HD O 29/09/2017: I am very concerned that we have enough new student accommodation just opened across the road and now you want to add more. The proposed site is not very big as it is and then adding 142 bed spaces and everything that goes with people. I.e. Rubbish and bikes etc. Plus parking is always a problem especially on match days. Last weekend the area surrounding the cricket club and Pulteney Road was grid locked for well over 2 hours. I am not a person that wants to hold up development and I know the students bring revenue into the city but I know both university sites have space for more accommodation. Would it not be better placed there so there is not the need to get to the university! 29/09/2017
Michele Gross 5 Pulteney Gardens, Widcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HG O 20/09/2017: There are already way too many purpose built student blocks in Widcombe, two on Pulteney Road already, very close to my home. I do not want to live on a university campus which this area is fast becoming and with foreign students, at that! If this location is fit for students, it is even more fit for some affordable housing for working people. Let the Unis house their students on their own campuses or just limit their numbers so that they are able to do so and stop being so greedy. 05/10/2017: I would like to add to my previous objection, having read other comments of support. These mostly come from people either NOT living close by or prejudiced by being users/members of the CC.
These people obviously support the Cricket Club's replacement of the indoor training facility, to which I have no objection! My objection is simply to the new student block proposal for reasons already given.
R Jolly Lyncombe Coach House, Lyncombe Vale Road, Lyncombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4LS O 12/10/2017: This application is confounding the aim of providing an improved cricket training facility with an inappropriate and unsuitable housing development. The massing of the residential buildings is too dense and too high for the site and too close to the street. The existing open space of the Cricket Club, encompassing the cricket ground on the flood plain with views to the spire of St Johns, the city's Georgian buildings and the green hillside beyond, provides an important change of character in the urban landscape between Pulteney St and North Parade. In terms of the planning application, the practice facility and the residential 'sui generis' buildings should be should be considered separately (as they could be used for any sort of residential use thereby negating the 'student' density objections). 12/10/2017
Simon Ridley Flat 1 , 5 Brunswick Place, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2RQ R 12/10/2017: I own a 2 fitness businesses in Widcombe. the locals won’t be happy ruining the community of feeling over powered from students. Is this what we want for a Heritage city? over crowded students and roads that are unsafe for school run (more cars) . Which we all know is a problem .Cricket facility upgrade I’m totally for that however . There has to be another option 12/10/2017
Nick Middleton 7 Gabriel Mews, Chippenham, SN15 1FF O 12/10/2017: 12/10/2017
Cllr Ian Gilchrist 24 Horseshoe Walk, Widcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6DF O 10/10/2017: On behalf of residents Meryl and Ray Newbigin I am submitting their words of Objection, "The planned building will encroach on some of the open space in the centre of the city and the height and bulk of the building in this prominent position will detract from the ambience of this area.
In general, the time has now come to stop any further purpose-built buildings for students in Bath city. Housing is un-affordable for many of the vital workers we all need such as hospitality workers, teachers, nurses and many young people."
Keren Towner JLL, 40 Bank Street, London, E14 5EG R 10/10/2017: We are commenting on behalf of Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service.

Bath Law Courts seeks to ensure certain Court operations are protected. In particular noise and parking control.

Alison Murray 6 Macaulay Buildings, Widcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6AS O 11/10/2017: Too much building on open spaces, too much student accommodation, more housing needed for families, young people, nurses, teachers, etc. Size of building completely out of keeping. 11/10/2017
Jonathan Green 38 Westerleigh Road, Combe Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5JE S 11/10/2017: As a local sports coach that currently hires Bath indoor cricket centre I fully support the redevelopment of the site and construction of a new indoor facility.
To have a larger and better equipped area to work can only be a positive to build community and recreational sport, allowing further engagement with School children of all ages and the wider population of Bath. A multipurpose building can only enhance the cities current offering of venues therefore allowing for a diverse range of users to benefit from active and healthy lifestyles in the future.
Jan Shepley Widcombe Association Greenlea, Perrymead, Lyncombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5AX O View Associated Documents 26/10/2017
Rob Maggs 2 Easton Court, Ston Easton, BA3 4DS S 27/09/2017: I believe the project gives Bath cc the chance to improve cricket in the local area and offer more support to local clubs. A new indoor school will also give more opportunity for clubs to use a cricket only facility 27/09/2017
Annie And Lewis Moody Avonfield House, 107 Trwobridge Road, Bradford On Avon, BA1 1EG S 27/09/2017: We think this a wonderful opportunity for the cricket club and the young cricketers of the city and surrounding areas. Our sons play at the club and an upgrade to the indoor facility will be a fantastic addition to the club, as will the large hospitality room which will generate more income for the club and ensure provisions will be put in place to continue to grow cricket in Bath. 27/09/2017
James Campbell 47 Ambleside Road, Southdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2LP S 21/09/2017: As a member of 16 years it is fantastic to see such a well laid out plan that is long overdue. As a cricket club it will benefit all involved and more importantly have a positive impact on the local cricket community. I understand the city is in desperate need for further student accomodation and where better else to house students than in the city centre under a monitored environment. I really hope others can see the benefits of this project and that we will be successful in our application. 21/09/2017
Lloyd Davies 9 South Road, Timsbury, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 0NB S 21/09/2017: I fully support this project. Ultimately Bath CC provide our city with the best facilities you could wish for & this development secures the clubs future which not only impacts on Bath CC players & members but all of cricket in the West of England structure. As for the university accommodation, this is much needed and having more situated in the city centre will relieve the outskirts areas of the city that are where the current student population live when not on campus. 21/09/2017
Alain Hewitt Not Given. S 21/09/2017: Amazing opportunity to benifit cricket around Bath, Bathcc is very passionate about help the community out and this would help them be able to give so much more back again, fingers crossed it goes ahead!! 21/09/2017
David Ford Zealand House , Crocombe Lane , Timsbury , Bath, BA2 0JS S 21/09/2017: I believe this will benefit generations to come from all age types. The way the town has been modernised over the last couple of years means such iconic settings aren't left behind. I believe this won't just benefit the cricket club but it will also benefit 20 + clubs and village's within a 10mile radius of the city centre. 21/09/2017
Sam Mount 11 Broadmoor Lane, Upper Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 4JR S 22/09/2017: Support. 22/09/2017
Sebastian Benton 2A Almorah Road, Bristol, BS3 4QQ S 22/09/2017: Fantastic opportunity for youth and senior and community, Women's & Mens cricket. 22/09/2017
Ted Roe 12A Widcombe Parade, Widcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4JT O 22/09/2017: Love the ground as it is 22/09/2017
Joe Jenkins 40 Russet Way, Peasedown St. John, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8ST S 22/09/2017: Support 22/09/2017
Paul Muchall 17 Monmouth Street, Bristol, BS3 4SJ S 22/09/2017: This will make bath cricket club the best place to train and play cricket at in the south west, It will also provided all clubs in the area a fantastic cricket specific facility to train at all year round, of which there are very few. 22/09/2017
Sam Costello 86 Oxford Road, GL1 3EE S View Associated Documents 22/09/2017
Andrew Dancey 52 Grange Road, Saltford, Bristol, Bath And North East Somerset, BS31 3AG S 22/09/2017: Support for the continuing playing and growth of cricket across BANES. 22/09/2017
Alex Muse 58 Park Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 0AU S 09/10/2017: Having been a member of Bath CC for the last 10 years I have seen a cricket club at the leading edge of community sport provision. This proposal takes the next step forward and provides first class facilities for current and future players, but will also enable the club to support the provision of cricket in the wider community. This will help to engage young people and grow participation in cricket and physical activity - not just at Bath CC but throughout BATHNES, which must be seen as a positive thing when obesity rates in children are growing at alarming rates. Secondly, the current car park is ugly and whilst serving an important function in terms of parking provision for visitors and income for the club, maintaining this service whilst covering it with a development that fits in with the city will turn an eye-sore into a much better visage from North Parade road. There is clearly a demand for student accommodation and this will help to satisfy this. 09/10/2017
Nicholas Tobin 2 Ainslie's Belvedere, Lansdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 5HT O View Associated Documents 16/11/2017
Hannah Downey 22 Macaulay Buildings, Widcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6AT O 09/10/2017: Firstly Bath Cricket Club is a company limited by guarantee, full disclosure of who will be financially benefitting from this development and its income should be made clear. The club already has a very healthy income generated from the car park and I question why this development is necessary for the club. Also why has this application not been made more public when it is in such an important area of the city.

-This is over development of this area of the town. A large development housing 140 student rooms has just been completed on the opposite side of the road on the corner of North Parade and Pu;tney Road and another large building is being erected on the opposite corner by the railway bridge. It will dramatically increase pedestrian and traffic movement in a confined area with all the associated issues.
-The characteristics and aesthetics of this street will be severely compromised by the scale of this build. There are many large mature trees that border the site and even if they are not all being removed the roots of any remaining trees could be compromised and the loss of any will be devastating. With a city as polluted as ours the last thing we should be doing is removing or putting trees at risk.
-It is my understanding that the build will take around 22 months to complete and there will be a loss of 6-8 parking spaces when it is finished. While the club doesn't have to provide the public with parking spaces, we have all become reliant on them. There is already a severe lack of parking space on this side of town and the removal of any more spaces temporarily or permanently will cause huge inconvenience to locals and businesses and the impact will be immense.
-Bath is already a changed city because of the severe rise in student numbers. If yet more student accommodation is required on this scale then we should be questioning the number of students that we can accommodate at all. I believe we are already over our limit now and if passing these properties through planning is to help reduce the percentage of HMOs in residential areas then this proves the point. We cannot carry on destroying the city for the sake of a transient population who don't contribute to the councils tax.

I cannot see any benefit to this scheme for the local community or the aesthetics of the area. The consequences of this build will be devastating long term let alone the impact and disruption it will cause during the build process.

Ginny Saunders 4 Macaulay Buildings, Widcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6AS O 09/10/2017: I object to this application. Bath needs all their public parking spaces-with the increasing influx of students, tourists and visitors the loss of another car park is a huge concern. Any further student accommodation should be developed on the university land where there is adequate space. I fully support the growth of the university but the balance between uni and town developments is currently unacceptable. 09/10/2017
Charlotte Penrose 27 Magdalen Avenue, Lyncombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4QB O 09/10/2017: The development of yet more student accommodation would not only deter from the appearance of the local area, but any form of housing must be social or for public service workers. The balance of more student accommodation will be top heavy 10/10/2017
Sarah Wilson 6 Yew Terrace, Claverton Down Road, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AL O 09/10/2017: You cannot be serious! This is just going too far. How much student housing needs to get built before we lose Bath completely! 10/10/2017
Transition Bath Not Given. O View Associated Documents 03/10/2017
John Hankins 83 Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DP S 27/09/2017: This is a fantastic opportunity to secure cricket for the future of Bath not just Bath CC, the club has a clear vision set out to promote the game across all ages through the city and the new facilities and finance injection will allow this vision to be realised. As for Student accommodation, the university provides a great source of income for our city and managed accommodation that frees up affordable housing that is currently being taken up in residential areas, makes perfect sense for the city !! I hope this project goes ahead 27/09/2017
Mr And Mrs Farthing Not Given O View Associated Documents 12/10/2017
Bath Preservation Trust Not Given O View Associated Documents 12/10/2017
Jill Campbell Oak House, Windy Ridge, BA15 2DU R 26/09/2017: A great facility for the club and the local people 26/09/2017
Judy Noke 9 Walcot Parade, Walcot, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 5NF S 22/09/2017: This represents a great opportunity to secure the future generations of kids the opportunity to play the game of cricket across our great city, whilst providing managed student accommodation within Bath!! Surely the more managed student accommodation sites there are the more chance we have got to free up affordable houses that are currently being exploited by greedy landlord in areas like oldfiled Park !!! People shouldn't view this as another student accommodation building where there could be affordable housing, North Parade would never be affordable housing, affordable housing is currently being taken up by students within the city already by private greedy landlords, managed student accommodation makes perfect sense to overcome this issues, whilst securing the future of the game of cricket, absolute no brainer for me!! 22/09/2017
Jane Linfield Basement Flat , 2 Cavendish Place, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2UB S 22/09/2017: So Bath CC and Cricket in Bath will benefit!!

We replace an ugly eyesore of an open car park with an attractive in keeping building

We create managed student accommodation, which gives the city &a council the opportunity to get back affordable housing taken up by private landlord in local houses!! Which I believe are expected of council tax!!

The council get a cash injection from the project !!

So create all this on a piece of land that has no other opportunity for development and still keep the parking underneath the building!!

All sounds like an incredible opportunity for the whole city, whoever came up with this exciting development should get recognised and maybe help the council elsewhere in the city!! Hope the planners seen sense !!

Elizabeth Stafford Flat 8 The Moorlands, Englishcombe Lane, Southdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2EF O View Associated Documents 21/10/2017
Andrew Linnett 50 Bloomfield Rise, Bloomfield, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2BL S 24/09/2017: As a trustee and someone who has been involved with Bath CC for 23 years this project offers an amazing opportunity for cricket in the South West. All clubs will benefit from a first class cricket facility. I also live in Bath and find the number of family homes which are being rented out to students a concern. Only student accommodation can be built on this land due to the fact that the University will look after students in the event of any 1 in a 100 year flood. This will go someway to reducing the building of accommodation in other areas of the city which could house young Bath people in affordable homes 24/09/2017
Mike Row The Old Smithy, Chewton Mendip, Somerset, BA3 4NQ O 26/09/2017: My objections relate to the rationale and financial deal for the club 26/09/2017
Richard Claydon 14 Sydney Buildings, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6BZ O 20/09/2017: Having reviewed the plans, I am writing to object to the unacceptably high density of the proposals. The proposed development is over-bearing, out-of-scale and out of character in terms of its appearance compared with existing development in the vicinity.
Further to this, I would like to highlight that the site's primary purpose as a leisure facility. Although the provision of parking facilities can be argued to fall within this remit, converting this into accommodation does not form a part of this.
Although providing further accommodation in Bath is a pressing issue, I would like to highlight the costs of the Student Castle accommodation immediately opposite the Bath Cricket Ground site of £14k per year. Student accommodation on the Bath Cricket Ground site will most likely be targeted a similar price bracket that already has surplus supply in the Bath area.
Joe Scofield Not Given. S 20/09/2017: Purpose built student accommodation is good news as it reduces the need for HMO's taking up family sized home, eroding community and causing frictions to build up. I think this sort of thing is ideal. 20/09/2017
Gill Kirk Not Given O View Associated Documents 17/10/2017
Shirley Keane 19 First Avenue, Oldfield Park, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3NW O 02/10/2017: Bath residents are fighting this spread of student accommodation on an increasingly regular basis. Let the universities build on campus land and provide homes for local residents at affordable prices. 02/10/2017
Helen Self 29 Englishcombe Lane, Southdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2EE O 02/10/2017: I would like to OBJECT to the planning application. The proposal to build high density student accommodation represents over-intensification of the site, with too many residents and a building that will be totally out of keeping with its surroundings. It is not part of the Local Plan for this land. In addition, this proposal is for luxury accommodation that is vastly out if the financial reach of ordinary U.K. students, and does not provide a benefit to either our local or even our national community. There is xleeafy a surfeit of luxury student accommodation in Bath. The application contradicts the Council's and the two Bath universities' own intentions to keep future accommodation developments on their sizeable campuses. This is yet another proposed development that would lead to the erosion of the very fabric of Bath both in terms of literal, physical space and in terms of our community and heritage. 02/10/2017
Adam Kelly 90 The Crescent, Eastleigh, SO50 9BL S 03/10/2017: I fully support this application. I have been involved with Bath CC for a numbers and have seen first hand the positive impact cricket has on junior members. Bath CC provides our city with the best sporting facilities which provides children with opportunities to develop the sporting and life skills associated with such activities. A development like this secures the clubs future and provides opportunities for cricketers from all walks of life to develop together. As for the university accommodation, this location already has public transport systems in place therefore adding no additional traffic to the city. Further to this, these students provide additional revenue to the city. 03/10/2017
Steve & Fiona Godwin 12 Lime Grove Gardens, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HE O View Associated Documents 19/10/2017