Planning Applications Reference:17/04338/FUL

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Type of Application:Full Application
Status:Pending Decision
Address of Proposal:Bath Cricket Club, North Parade Road, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4EX
Proposal:Erection of 136 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.
Decision Type:Planning Committee
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:05/03/2018
Standard Consultations sent on:05/03/2018
Last advertised on:22/03/2018
Latest Site Notice posted on:16/03/2018
Expiry Date for Consultation :12/04/2018
Actual Committee Date:14/03/2018
For details of this Development Control Committee Meeting please visit the Councils Democracy Website.
Target Decision Date13/04/2018


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
98/00109/FUL .Erection of a garage10/02/1998Application Permitted
00/02218/FUL .Erection of electronic scoreboard27/10/2000Application Permitted
01/01495/FUL .Erection of a new clubhouse and cricket school following demolition of existing03/07/2001Application Withdrawn
02/02226/FUL .Additional use of 1st floor of pavilion for physiotherapy service11/09/2002Application Permitted
02/02496/FUL .Erection of a new clubhouse and cricket school following demolition of existing (Resubmission application)15/10/2002Application 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
11/03055/FUL .Refurbishment and extensions of cricket school and modifications to club house14/07/2011Application Permitted
12/00411/TCA .Dismantle Lime tree and re-plant26/01/2012No Objection
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
12/03240/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
12/04483/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
14/00645/FUL .Erection of cricket nets.11/02/2014Application Permitted
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
14/05061/COND .Discharge of condition 2 of application 14/00645/FUL (Erection of cricket nets.)03/11/2014Condition Discharged
16/04185/FUL .Provision of new canopy on existing raised terrace in front of Pavillion22/08/2016Application Permitted
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
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
17/04338/FUL .Erection of 136 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 Decision

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Lynette Booley 1 Pulteney Road, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HD O 03/01/2018: Still to many rooms for the size of development. Extra noise and parking is a major problem in Bath. I still think this should be sited up on the campus. 03/01/2018
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 42 Sydney Buildings, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6DB O Documents Tab 30/04/2018 This comment also has associated documents: Documents Tab
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
Jim Marshall 13 Sydney Buildings, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6BZ O 13/01/2018: I object to the application on the following grounds:
- additional building in the centre of the world heritage site:
- blocking an open view across the green open playing area;
- light pollution;
- further imbalance in housing stock with more student accommodation.
Dr Donald Straughan 9 Beaufort West, Lambridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 6QB O 09/01/2018: An inappropriate application which should be rejected.

In my view, developing this pleasant eye-level patch of green would be intrusive, irretrievably harm the appearance of this part of Bath, and cause an irreversable loss of visual amenity both for Bath residents and our visitors. Why does this proposed student accommodation need to be so close to the City Centre? Why can't it be sited elsewhere, less centrally and in a less sensitive area at, or closer, to Claverton Down?
Henriette Van Deth 10 Rennie Close, Bathwick, Bath, BA2 4GZ, O 26/03/2018: Planning application 17/04338/FUL Bath Cricket Club, North Parade, Bath.

I have only just been made aware (via FOBRA) of the above proposed development. I was certainly not aware of any exhibition which cannot have been publicised very well – I live nearby and frequently walk down North Parade into the centre of Bath.
I fully share and support the concerns and objections raised by Historic England and the Bath Preservation Trust (as well as Widcombe Association) which are well made.
There is a dire need for residential accommodation. Your latest Council Connect refers to over 5,000 on the Council’s housing register, with only a limited development programme. There is an enormous over-emphasis on student accommodation within the city – their contribution to the local economy is limited and transient. A large student population combined with a considerable number of elderly is creating an unbalanced population – yet more student accommodation will further distort the demographics of the city. We need more accommodation for more permanent residents, aged between say 30 and 50, and particularly for key workers.
Filling the site with a massive 4-storey set of buildings will create a very oppressive environment. The views as you walk down North Parade from Pulteney Road show the cricket field with historic buildings in the background – this will be lost under the proposal. It will create an oppressive tunnel effect at that end of North Parade.
It will not enhance the attraction of Bath to tourists, who, although just as transient as students, will contribute much more to the local economy. The negative impact of the buildings on the views from Beechen Cliff will be significant.
I would therefore like to record my strong objections to the proposal of more student accommodation, and the building of a 4-storey block on the site.
Yours sincerely,
Henriette van Deth
Miss C Derrick Hortum House, Pulteney Road, Bathwick, Bath, BA2 4HD, O 11/01/2018: Whilst a development of some form could be beneficial to this site, I don't feel it is necessary for another student accommodation when there is further areas on campus that could be developed, we need more affordable housing schemes. I believe the scale and mass of the new development is overbearing and will have an adverse effect on the character and appearance of the local conservation area. The accommodation level of 142 bed spaces will cause further noise and disturbance to an area which has already seen an influx in student accommodation and will have a negative effect on the residential amenities of neighbouring owners. 11/01/2018
David Walker Flat 6 Grove House, 12 Pulteney Road, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HA O Documents Tab 06/01/2018: My concerns are that with the combined 170 bedrooms across the road from this application that would make 312 people trying to get on the Uni buses every day. Currently the 170 Student Castle students gather on the narrow pavement supporting the nearest Bus Stop down from the leisure center making it very difficult to get passed sometime add another 142 and the situation will get worse!

What provision will be made to ease this issue. Perhaps a Bus Stop in Pulteney Road adjacent to the Student Castle front entrance where there is a wide pavement and parking slots ?
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
Miss 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.
29/12/2017: I agree with much already said by my nearest neighbours. I have previously commented on the fact that this city has no need of yet more purpose-built student accommodation and this area already has 3 such blocks which could have been used for affordable flats for ordinary people. All these students in the city add to noise and litter, and their need for buses to transport them to their campuses only increases the air pollution. The CC provides much needed car parking spaces and the openness of the area in general allows for uninterrupted views to St John's and across to Beechen Clliff. I note that many of the supporters do not live nearby or even in the city and mostly fail to comment on the student accommodation aspect of the plan at all. I have no objection to the new indoor cricket facility, if the CC wish to waste their money in this way, despite their having just recently converted an existing building for this purpose. I note that part of the plan is for replacing/replanting trees etc to encourage wild life, which could be done anyway. This historic city does not want any more purpose built student accommodation. House them on the campuses, or reduce Uni intake overall! 29/12/2017
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 12/01/2018: The Widcombe Association has reviewed the revised documents and additional supporting statements, but consider that, despite a slight reduction in height and number of bedrooms and adjustments to enable the retention of one more tree, the majority of our previous concerns have not been addressed.
With respect to the legal opinion presented, we believe this to be deeply flawed in a number of ways and cannot be taken to provide legitimate argument in favour of the proposed development on this site. What it does do however is underline the urgent need for a clear policy with respect to the linking of any further expansion of our two universities with the provision of adequate and suitably located accommodation for the proposed growth in student numbers. It is identified that the University of Bath has failed to produce a masterplan - this quite obviously should not be used to argue that therefore its own land, removed from Green Belt protection to allow for university development, is ‘unavailable’ to provide PBSA. The reverse argument seems to be more compelling – that there should be a presumption against further approval of off-campus student accommodation until the universities have produced their medium to long term development plans and that these should include the identification of land to allow a commensurate level of student accommodation.
17/01/2018 This comment also has associated documents: Documents Tab
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
Edward And Alex Nash Lime Grove Cottage, Lime Grove, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HF O 09/01/2018: As local residents of 33 years we object to the current, and as revised, proposal for this central site.

Our objection is principally on the grounds of adverse impact on conservation area character and particularly on the importance to the city of the now limited bulk of development on the site in maintaining the generosity of landscape quality and distinctive streetscape character of North Parade Road.

Bath’s character as a whole, so evidenced by the World Heritage Site designation is created through a combination of its particular typography, a generosity of large scale trees and green spaces and the way, alongside remarkable buildings, all three combine richly from a diversity of viewpoints. In this remarkable city the low lying green areas close to the heart of the city centre such as the Parade Gardens recreation ground, the cricket field, Henrietta Park, Sydney Gardens are a large part of this and in an arc to the east of the historic centre they combine. This is so evident in approaching Bath on the railway. It demonstrates a sense of spaciousness and civic generosity that’s important to the character of a spa city such as this.

Some of these areas closest to its centre also play a particular role now in setting the character of Bath’s core riverside areas. The sequence of urban space between Pulteney Bridge and Halfpenny Bridge is really important to perceptions of Bath’s character as here water, accessible riverbanks, parkland trees and green open play space are seen attractively framed by trees which themselves have a backdrop of rising ground to south and east.

For viewers, including visitors to Bath, moving westwards down North Parade Road the substantially undeveloped nature of the cricket club car park site now reveals generous wide and distant views across the field toward Beechen Cliff, the trees of the riverside, St John’s spire and South and North Parade which are available below the tree canopy and in winter to a degree above it, right from the start of the North Parade Road, and which open out progressively as the bridge is approached. These views are not evident from Google Street view as the cameras used have a much higher elevation than a pedestrian’s eye level.

The proposed development would remove 40% of this sequence, make the cricket field itself feel much less generous as a contributor to the overall sequence of green and tree lined spaces.

On the north side of North Parade Road such views once existed too but were lost by the building of the Law Courts and the Sports Centre many decades ago. This was a loss but here, arguably the public benefits were easier to consider as justified in mitigation. The existence of these developments has meant the insertion of student development on the gap site between them has been accommodated with only minor harm. It should be noted that this recent infil is not a distinguished building, awkward in its proportions, duality and ambiguous material hierarchies. It is not an encouraging precedent for the harm that more of the same would do to the south of the tree line.

For people moving from the city eastwards along North Parade Road there are views towards this site which the photomontages and Design and Access Statements do not fully represent, as only particular viewpoints have been chosen.

In these views now, the trees within the site and the trees along the railway embankment blend easily with the fields and trees of Bathwick Hill, Smallcombe Woods and the city skyline. This is noticeable particularly from North Parade Bridge itself. This on the bridge viewpoint is one of a few such in Bath where for the visitor the essential character of this city comes together. The Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, Prior Park and the eastern fields and wooded perimeter all come together in one sweep of view.

Although moving eastwards the lime avenue restricts these views for the pedestrian, they can be seen below the tree canopy. If this development proceeds this experience would be greatly diminished by the proposed bulky building.

Overall as the plan’s 3D images show the building would produce a very high level of built density on this site.
Even if there were to be a building on this site and these considerations of views were judged unimportant then here in this part of the city such a building would demand a generous landscape setting and good quality landscaping.

Bath does not need more student housing enough and the city does not need its cricket ground to have more income or facilities enough to justify cramping and substantially closing down distant and wide-ranging views of real value to character. Such views have for so long been part of creating the generous setting to the historic core that for so many people, residents and international visitors has made Bath an attractive place to visit and has done for centuries. If this development is allowed to proceed we will all regret it and no good that might come from it by mitigation justifies this substantial harm.
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 Documents Tab 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
Andrew Keith 46 Sydney Buildings, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6DB O 12/01/2018: I object to the loss of open space; in particular the detrimental impact on city views when walking into the City along North Parade from the East. 12/01/2018
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 Documents Tab 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
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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
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John Martin Guest 6 The Tyning, Widcombe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6AL O 27/03/2018: Objections to Planning application 17/04338/FUL

We wish to object to the building of student accommodation on the Cricket Club car park in North Parade for the following reasons:
1. Bath University student population is approaching 20% of the city’s population.
2. The student density in the area around North Parade Road is particularly high.
3. This is in contravention to Housing Policy CP10 which states that new housing development must provide for a variety of housing types to accommodate a range of different households including families, single people and low income households.
4. Students are a transient group of users who place seasonal pressure on local facilities and contribute less than local residents to Bath. Thus perhaps 20% of the population of Bath are exempt from council tax, which deprives BANES of a not inconsiderable source of income.
5. The open views of the urban landscape of Bath that contribute to its status as a WH Site would be negatively affected by this oversized new development.
6. Once again failure to provide the recommended proportion of affordable accommodation in the city means that key workers are forced to live outside Bath, commute and contribute to the peak time traffic problems in Bath.

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 !!

Stephen & Elizabeth Stafford Flat 8 The Moorlands, Englishcombe Lane, Southdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2EF O 05/01/2018: Not much has been revised in this application. It still involves removing such a valuable green space and reducing the sports/recreation field green space and trees which all play an important role in the World Heritage city of Bath. More student accommodation should now be built on campus, it is not needed on such a valuable and picturesque piece of land which is an integral part of the city's sporting heritage. The cricket club actually makes a healthy income from it's parking area and surely this can be re-invested in the provision of updated and better facilities for the club... perhaps something rebuilt on the site of the pavilion which was destroyed by fire? Sponsorship is another way to underwrite club expenses. Why does the cricket club need to lose its land? Moreover I would like to suggest this application does not comply with BANES council's plans and policies regarding ecology, aboriculture etc, and the loss of green space and trees would have a harmful impact on the character, appearance and visual amenity value of this part of Bath's conservation area. I suspect this application falls foul of policies CP2, CP3, CP5, D1, D2, D4, D5, NE2, NE3, NE6, CP7, LCR6A, HE1, BH6, B4 BD1, PCS2, to name but a few! 05/01/2018 This comment also has associated documents: Documents Tab
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
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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
Sriram Chari 47 Sydney Buildings, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6DB O 13/01/2018: 1. The proposed development will reduce Bath's open spaces and will threaten the city's heritage status.
2. It will give a "heavily built-up area" feel to what is currently a pleasant entry point to the city centre.
3. If there is to be a development here at all, it should be for the benefit of the elderly who need care homes, allowing them to walk to town on a flat stretch. Students do not need expensive accommodation in a prime site such as this. They should be housed closer to their place of study.
4. There is a further risk that the development could be used as a back way to providing "Air BnB" type of accommodation to the general public outside of term time.
Keren Fisher 52 Sydney Buildings, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6DB O 13/01/2018: This building will reduce the Heritage impact of Bath and, situated just opposite the inappropriate student 'block' beside the law courts, will change the character of the area into a modern student village, incompatible with the culture of the Georgian City. 13/01/2018
Steve & Fiona Godwin 12 Lime Grove Gardens, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4HE O 30/12/2017: I object to the development as it is turning our area into a mini university campus, reduction in car parking, that will put more pressure on surrounding area roads. I fully support the sporting development , but do not want yet more students in the area, like Oldfield Park, think of the resident of Bath. 30/12/2017
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