Planning Applications Reference:17/05052/FUL

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Type of Application:Full Application
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:36 Moorland Road, Oldfield Park, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3PN
Proposal:Construction of timber frame roof between existing double toilet block and single toilet block located at rear of property, waterproof flat roof with membrane skin. Replace existing felt roof. Installation of UPVC between toilet block and UPVC grille. Locate air conditioning and cold room condensers. Replace shopfront with x4 Bi-folding window and door.
Applicant Name:Bray Consortium Ltd
Agent Name:Digiguard UK Ltd T/a MnS Retail Interiors
Agent Address:Mr Mark Openshaw, Laurel Gardens, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0FD
Case Officer Name:Emma Hardy
Date Application Received:16/10/2017
Date Application Validated:19/10/2017
Standard Consultations sent on:10/11/2017
Last advertised on:26/10/2017
Expiry Date for Consultation :16/11/2017
Target Decision Date14/12/2017


ConstraintsAgric Land Class 3b,4,5, Article 4 HMO, HMO Stage 1 Test Area (Stage 2 Test Req), MOD Safeguarded Areas, Policy B4 WHS - Boundary, Policy B4 WHS - Indicative Extent, Policy CP12 Bath City Centre Boundary, Policy CP9 Affordable Housing Zones, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:36 Moorland Road,Oldfield Park,Bath,BA2 3PN.
Related Property:Shaw Trust,36 Moorland Road,Oldfield Park,Bath,BA2 3PN.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
17/05052/FUL .Construction of timber frame roof between existing double toilet block and single toilet block located at rear of property, waterproof flat roof with membrane skin. Replace existing felt roof. Installation of UPVC between toilet block and UPVC grille. Locate air conditioning and cold room condensers. Replace shopfront with x4 Bi-folding window and door.16/10/2017Pending Consideration

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

Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Dominic Bailey 16 Faulkland Road, Oldfield Park, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3LS O 28/10/2017: I object to this application if it means ruining the front of this shop. I am not
Sure exactly what is meant by the proposal about the shop front
but it would be very unsympathetic and a great shame to the heritage of
Moorland Road if the lovely period character of the curved glass on this shop front was removed and replaced
with a bog standard modern frontage. To my knowledge this is one of the only remaining curved glass shop fronts on Moorland Road.
Pat Beswick 18 Triangle East, Oldfield Park, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3HZ O 27/10/2017: We do not need any more fast food outlets in this street we are saturated already,I understand that the former bakery/coffee shop next door is to be another food outlet, although it seems to be taking a long time to develop ! We are already having a Lebanese restaurant which will be open all day, WE DO NOT NEED MORE , It's a strain on the nerves as it is with being kept awake into the early hours with all the loud students making their way home, for goodness sake don't make it far worse, this area has been on the decline so much over the years and this will be the last straw. 27/10/2017
Carol Sheppard 179 Southdown Road, Southdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 1HR O 06/11/2017: I believe that the existing shopfront should be retained as it is in keeping with the character of the building and originality of the area. The only reason for it to be replaced is if it was unrepairable, not just to modernise. There are other vacant premises that already have plain flat frontage & were previously food outlets so why spoil something unique. The street does not need more food outlets that will create more traffic problems and litter. 06/11/2017
Christine Cox 104 Englishcombe Lane, Southdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2EJ O 26/10/2017: I object to this planning application as there are already enough fast food outlets in Moorland road and surrounding area. The addition of another take away establishment will undermine a valuable shopping area, which needs variety to encourage footfall into the area. The existing small businesses will suffer. There are already enough fast food outlets which provide sandwiches, this does not provide anything different. The area needs to cater for family shopping, not quick 'buy a sandwich and leave' 26/10/2017
Peter Clinick 19 Faulkland Road, Oldfield Park, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3LS O 24/10/2017: Moorland Road & adjoining roads have enough food outlets/takeaways. As follows -----
3 x Restaurants.
(Fire & Brew restaurant Pizzas eat in / takeaway(licensed), Velo Lounge bar/restaurant (licensed) (Panahar (Indian),eat in / takeaway).
2 x Chinese takeaways.(Peking House/Cheong Sing)
1 x kebab/pizza takeaway.(Adele's)
1 x Pizza takeaway/eat in/ (Domino's)
Most of the above do phone in for delivery,adding to the traffic/pollution/noise situation day & night
Gregg's pies/pasties/sandwichs/coffee takeaway/eat in.
The Grumpy Bear coffee shop.
Herbies fish & chip shop (takeaway/eat in)

As with charity shops Moorland Road & Oldfield Park has more than enough food outlets & a bad parking problem.
The addition of another reason for the ingress of people in the evening time will only make matters worse for the residents & we're already having to put up with the increase in street rubbish not cleaned up regularly and the noise and the lack of parking with side streets being used by those driving to collect food.

The quality of life for the residents has been/is being whittled away and the character of Moorland Road as a local shopping area is being destroyed by a lack of variance in shops.

The nature of the shop front being proposed will not blend well with existing fronts and will detract from the overall appearance/feel of Moorland Road.
Vincent Baughan 41 Second Avenue, Oldfield Park, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3NN O 03/11/2017: I submit this comment, despite the previous web page telling me the consultation period is over, despite the application expiry being stated as the 16th November.

The shop front of 36 Moorland Road is of the older style, double fronted, curved windows with a short corridor between, to allow as much natural light into the shop premises as possible. Moorland Road has lost many of its traditional shop fronts, and efforts should be made to maintain the few that are left. Allowing this shop-front alteration will further dilute the traditional and individual character of Moorland Road.

The graceful curved windows design is one that is becoming increasingly rare, due to re-development of this kind, and the cost of creating curved glass for a premises on such a small scale.

The flat-fronted bi-folding door design and plastic illuminated sign is very much from the corporate mold employed by the applicant, and would take Moorland Road one step closer to the the high-street multiple "clone town", and away from a unique and individual shopping street.

Please note my objection to the alterations proposed for the front of 36, Moorland Road.

Vincent Baughan
Bath Heritage Watchdog Not Given O View Associated Documents 03/11/2017
Bath Preservation Trust Bath Preservation Trust , 1 Royal Crescent, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2LR O 16/11/2017: Object: The Trust strongly objects to the proposed loss of the attractive and elegant curved older shopfront; its loss would have a detrimental impact on the character of this area and diminish the visible connections to the history of this local shopping street. There is no justification for its removal beyond commercial interests. We strongly urge the case officer to instruct the applicant to rethink this element of the proposal. The shop will still work perfectly well with the current window arrangement.
The proposed scheme is contrary to the SPG Bath Shop Fronts Guidance and would neither preserve nor enhance the character and appearance of the area, would be detrimental to the visual amenity of the street scene and would detract from the special qualities of the WHS. The scheme would be contrary to Section 12 (Conserving and Enhancing the Historic Environment) of the NPPF, policies B1, B4, and CP6 of the B&NES Core Strategy and policies CP6, D.2, HE1, B.4, of the Placemaking Plan. We would therefore recommend the application be withdrawn or refused.
Joy Branscombe 69 Entry Hill, Combe Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 5LX O 03/11/2017: Please do not allowany more of Moirlan road to turn into eating places or fast food takeaway shops. Instead please encourage more normal shops open regular hours not til late at night. Moorland road is getting filled with fast food and charity shops. Please stop this before the changes allowed totally destroy a good local community shopping area. 03/11/2017