Planning Applications Reference:19/01854/OUT

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Type of Application:Outline Application
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:Hartwells Of Bath, Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 2PP
Ward:Newbridge
Proposal:Outline application with all matters reserved except for access and layout comprising the demolition of the existing buildings on the site; construction of replacement buildings ranging in height from 3 to 5 storeys providing a mixed use development comprising up to 104 residential units (Class C3 Use), up to 186 student bedrooms (Sui Generis Use), and a commercial retail unit (flexible A1/A3 Use); formation of new vehicular access from Newbridge Road, construction of new access ramp, and provision of vehicle parking spaces; provision of new shared bicycle and pedestrian sustainable transport route through the site and formation of new access and linkages on the eastern and western boundary; provision of hard and soft landscaping scheme across entire site.
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-07745170
Applicant Name:Oakhill Group
Agent Name:Walsingham Planning
Agent Address:Bourne House, Cores End Road, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, SL8 5AR
Case Officer Name:Chris Gomm
Date Application Received:25/04/2019
Date Application Validated:01/05/2019
Neighbourhood Consultations sent on:07/05/2019
Standard Consultations sent on:07/05/2019
Last advertised on:16/05/2019
Latest Site Notice posted on:14/05/2019
Expiry Date for Consultation :07/06/2019
Target Decision Date31/07/2019

Documents

ConstraintsAgric Land Class 3b,4,5, Article 4 HMO, Contaminated Land, MOD Safeguarded Areas, Placemaking Plan Allocated Sites, Policy B4 WHS - Boundary, Policy B4 WHS - Indicative Extent, Policy CP9 Affordable Housing Zones, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:Hartwells Of Bath,Newbridge Road,Newbridge,Bath,BA1 2PP.
Related Property:Premix Concrete Ltd,Newbridge Road,Newbridge,Bath,BA1 3HH.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
96/00086/AR .Display of an internally illuminated free-standing sign to service station forecourt01/07/1996Application Refused
97/00130/FUL .Installation of satellite receiving antenna, 1.2 m in diameter07/02/1997Approve
97/00283/FUL .Installation of 1.0 metre diameter satellite antenna to Citroen Dealership24/03/1997Approve
97/00304/AR .Display of 1 internally illuminated pole sign02/04/1997Approve
99/00108/AR .Display of internally illuminated fascia and totem signs (Retrospective application)12/02/1999Consent
99/00307/AR .Display of internally illuminated totem, and fascia signs; and non-illuminated free standing site direction signs07/04/1999Consent
99/01169/FUL .Erection of new 'Rover' entrance canopy and refurbishment of building exterior after demolition of part of the existing used car display01/12/1999Application Permitted
04/01415/AR .Internally-illuminated double sided pylon logo sign26/04/2004Consent
04/02902/FUL .Retention of 1m. satellite dish installed for connection to company information system10/09/2004Application Permitted
05/00776/AR .1 No. Internally illuminated stand-alone projecting logo sign, 1 No. internally illuminated wall mounted logo sign and 2 No non-illuminated wall mounted directional signs.03/03/2005Split decision/check certificate or file
05/01094/AR .Display of illuminated 1 x 4m totem sign31/03/2005Consent
05/04038/AR .Display of wall mounted and free standing advertisement.29/12/2005Application Refused
06/02334/AR .Erection of a static, non-illuminated, wall mounted sign.29/06/2006Advert Consent Not Required
07/01509/AR .Display of internally illuminated 610mm Fascia Cap height 150mm, internally illuminated double sided projecting sign 1350mm x 610mm and silver finished post sign 150mm x 5000mm.16/05/2007Split decision/check certificate or file
07/03558/AR .1 off internally illuminated, freestanding, double sided projecting sign and 150mm x 5000mm finished post.26/11/2007Application Refused
10/03384/CAAD .Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development for potential future residential development.10/08/2010Positive - CAAD Applications
10/03638/AR .Display of 1no non-illuminated totem, 3no flags on existing flagpoles, erection of 1no non-illuminated directional sign to replace existing, 2no non-illuminated entrance door markers and 2no internally illuminated fascia signs12/08/2010Consent
12/01859/AR .Display of 3no internally-illuminated fascia signs and 2no sets of internally-illuminated corner lights to replace existing signage25/04/2012Application Refused
12/02795/AR .Display of 5no non-illuminated fascia signs to replace existing signage (Resubmission)28/06/2012Consent
14/00362/TCA .11x Ash and Sycamore - fell and 1x Ash - prune overhanging limbs, thin crown by 30%23/01/2014No Objection
14/02229/SCREEN .Request for screening opinion in relation to the development of student accommodation at the Hartwell site on Newbridge Road07/05/2014
14/03977/OUT .Outline planning application for erection of three blocks of student accommodation comprising 194 student bedrooms in studio/cluster flats and 70 bedrooms in a terrace of 14 two storey HMOs with access from Newbridge Road, shared foot/cycleway, associated car parking, cycle parking, amenity space and landscaping following demolition of existing buildings29/08/2014Application Withdrawn
16/00399/AR .Display of 1no non-illuminated fascia clip and 1no non-illuminated free standing double sided pylon.28/01/2016Consent
17/03535/SCREEN .Request for screening opinion for a residential-led mixed-used development of 99 residential units, 170 student accommodation units, retail unit and associated parking and access.21/07/2017
19/01854/OUT .Outline application with all matters reserved except for access and layout comprising the demolition of the existing buildings on the site; construction of replacement buildings ranging in height from 3 to 5 storeys providing a mixed use development comprising up to 104 residential units (Class C3 Use), up to 186 student bedrooms (Sui Generis Use), and a commercial retail unit (flexible A1/A3 Use); formation of new vehicular access from Newbridge Road, construction of new access ramp, and provision of vehicle parking spaces; provision of new shared bicycle and pedestrian sustainable transport route through the site and formation of new access and linkages on the eastern and western boundary; provision of hard and soft landscaping scheme across entire site.25/04/2019Pending 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
Cameron Beggs 9 Ashley Terrace, Lower Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3DP O 09/05/2019: It is BANES planning policy (CP9) that residential development sites should target 40% affordable homes. The proposals for this development state a share of only 10% affordable homes. It states that viability of the site is the reason for such a signficiant reduction.

Whilst I do not have any experience in viability assessments, I do work in the development industry and I find it remarkable that a large site in an affulent and highly desirable area can not 'viably' comply with the affordability requirements. The fact that affordability is based on market values and that market values in the local area are very high would suggest to me that this site should be one of the easiest to construct in compliance with affordable policy. This is made increasingly difficult to comprehend when also considering the site includes near 200 student accomodate units which are known to deliver very high profit margins. I would be interested to hear how viability assessments are reviewed and if an additional independent assessment would produce the same results.

One specific issue I have is with the use of ' the design, specification and complexity' of the site to justify higher than upper quartile build costs (page 7 - viability assessment). Firstly, the complexity of the site is already accounted for in abnormal costs section of the assessment. It should therefore not be used to justify high build costs as well,as this 'double handles' the cost. Secondly, the design and specification of the proposed properties are fully within the applicants control. It should not be acceptable that by specifying higher spec properties it is permitted to not build affordable homes. It follows that if the applicant proposed more basic properties (with lower build costs) then it would be able to charge lower rents that comply with the affordability requirements.

I would therefore like to object to the development proposals as it is not compliant with CP9 and does not make reasonable efforts to do so. If CP9 is not upheld on a prime development site such as this then I fail to understand when it would ever be upheld and therefore why it even exists.
09/05/2019
Debbie Lynch 10 The Batch, Batheaston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 7DR O 09/05/2019: This would be devastating to an already busy road, and would be an eyesore to the homes surrounding, which would lower the value. Can this not be built on for affordable homes? 09/05/2019
Emma Puzey 160 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3LE, O 09/05/2019: I would like to object to the development on Hartwells Garage site: Why more student property? Numerous areas around Bath are being developed for students? Why not residential housing for a residential area opposite a Primary School?
The building proposal is for too many floors? Too much of Baths skyline is being obscured but new high build property.
Parking along Newbridge Road is at an all time high where too many accidents are taking place as vehicles can not see the pavements, pedestrians and side roads. With so many houses being built where is everyone going to park? This is a major route that children walk to get to Newbridge Primary School. Please do not allow for road parking to take place causing a potential accident to one of our local children.
09/05/2019
Vickie Wood 6 Newbridge Hill, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3PU, O 12/05/2019: I object strongly to the current proposals which I don’t feel fit with the locality. This site is directly opposite a primary school. Parking and road conditions are already unsafe for children walking to school. The current proposals don’t provide adequate parking for the units proposed. Other student developments elsewhere such as Twerton Mills have created unsafe parking along the road opposite and I can see this development leading to similar issues. Secondly the balance of student units to affordable housing feel out of balance in this key residential area. More affordable family units would seem more in keeping with the councils obligations in this locality. 12/05/2019
Fay Morrice 33 Maybrick Road, Twerton, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3PU O 12/05/2019: Last thing we need ruining bath is further student accommodation, provide truly affordable housing for young people 12/05/2019
Hannah Lees 271 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3HL, O 08/05/2019: Student housing will negatively impact on the area. Parking is already inadequate and this will make it even worse.
Increased traffic is a serious road safety issue with the site opposite a primary school.
08/05/2019
Katrina Hayes Lyme Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LN O 08/05/2019: I feel this area is already suffering with huge parking problems and traffic problems. We are close to a school and already the safety of the children i feel is at risk due to the heavy traffic and risky parking that is going on. This is proposing huge student accommodation again with little or no parking accommodating this and they do have cars. Unless the application had suitable parking to housing o don’t feel this would be a suitable or safe option. 08/05/2019
Laura Pincock 57 Brassmill Lane, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3JD O 08/05/2019: The amenities in the local area do not support the size of the development (even with the planning proposal inclusions).

The Newbridge Road area is already a busy road and to add more cars to the area would cause more standstill cars (already at standstill during the main commuting hours) and pollution in a primarily residential area including schools.

The plans for up to 5 storeys is completely out of character for the surrounding area.

The lack of parking will cause further clogging of already busy roads with pressure from RUH staff that park in neighbouring streets.
08/05/2019: The amenities in the local area do not support the size of the development (even with the planning proposal inclusions).

The Newbridge Road area is already a busy road and to add more cars to the area would cause more standstill cars (already at standstill during the main commuting hours) and pollution in a primarily residential area including schools.

The plans for up to 5 storeys is completely out of character for the surrounding area.

The lack of parking will cause further clogging of already busy roads with pressure from RUH staff that park in neighbouring streets.
08/05/2019
S Bateman 7 Kaynton Mead, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3EQ, O 08/05/2019: Please consider residential housing over student. There is a lot of student housing being built in the area currently.

Additionally addition of a walkway diverting away from the main road, the corner is very dangerous for children walking to school. Additionally if a car park is being added the bus stop and crossings will all need to be rerouted anyway. Lastly, please consider accessibility and drop curbs, which are so often lacking in this area.
09/05/2019: Need to fulfill local housing needs first.

Need to consider parking, and road rerouting making the corner safer for children walking to school
09/05/2019
Ellie Giles 19 Charmouth Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LJ O 08/05/2019: the parking provision is inadequate. It is naive to think that students won’t have cars. They will and they will park in surrounding roads which are already at breaking point. This will cause dangerous parking around the primary school opposite (already an issue). There needs to be an adequate number of parking spaces for the number of dwellings. 08/05/2019
Isobel Tait 14 Osborne Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3JR O 08/05/2019: I object to the application due to the parking difficulties which will impact upon myself and the neighbours where I live. I am deeply concerned that the families in my area will not be able to park their cars close to their homes due to students bringing their vehicles with them. Our roads are narrow and double parking on paths already occurs and is dangerous at the bottom of Osborne Road. A problem I fear would increase with no parking permits in place. A problem which Newbridge road already suffers from. This may impact re-sale value of our houses. These are family homes and parking is a necessity. It would put me off buying in this area if I was searching and this development existed. I also fear any commercial outlets would detract from local businesses. 08/05/2019
Rachel McDonough 17 Lyme Gardens, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LW O 08/05/2019: I am very concerned about the above proposal on many grounds.
1. The site is very close to a school and a crossing that has lots of children crossing.
Having an increased number of residents in that area - in both cars and as pedestrians just makes this part of the street dangerous for crossing as more cars coming in and out. More houses on an already skinny pavement.
I also worry about the impact that the amount of people who would live on the site and the numbers of parking spaces not matching those - where they will park.
Already our street is at breaking point on parking. The amount of people you are talking about having living there is completely unacceptable for the area.
Also as a family home owner who has looked for years now to move to another family home in Bath. It is clear that there is a massive shortage of family housing in this area - this does absolutely nothing to help that - a massive student site with 3 storey houses which are certainly not family based and would not meet the need of a family - no garden etc..... are they actually family homes or rental properties - flats and houses.
I am astounded that this has got this far without the council putting a stop to it.
Of course a solution for the site needs to be found but not this - we need family homes not student accommodation. The area is crying out for it - why not help the residents rather than the greedy poachers of the developers just trying to get every last penny out of the site.
Disgusting and disgusted.
08/05/2019
I Medd 124 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3LD, O 10/05/2019: A similar application for the Hartwell's site was withdrawn several years ago following a consultation period, which surfaced all the same comments and concerns being raised against this new application.

So what has changed since the last time ?
- Parking in the neighbourhood has become more challenging
- More student housing has been built in Bath, some of which are empty and some occupiers are car owners (Lower Bristol Road roadside parking)
- Affordable housing is needed for families more than ever

186 students and 105 residential homes served by 114 parking spaces, does not work. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments are not helping families.

This application exacerbates rather than resolves the issues, it is surprising that the council has permitted the application to progress to this stage.
10/05/2019
Ryan Smallman 3 Spencer's Belle Vue, Lansdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 5ER O 16/05/2019: We have too much student housing already, we need more affordable housing for the people of Bath. We have to rent because we cannot afford any of the new houses being built as they are all very high end, and affordable housing should be a priority, not students, especially when they do not pay Council Tax. 16/05/2019
J A 123 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3HG, O Documents Tab 16/05/2019
Jan Bishop 191 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3HH, O 09/05/2019: This sort of build would be out of character with the surrounding area. I am worried about the increase in traffic on what is already a busy road and the safety of children walking to the nearby primary school. 09/05/2019
Liam Holcombe 24 Rudmore Park, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3JA O 13/05/2019: I have a few concerns 1 is the noise as my house overlooks the site and my young children sleep in the room overlooking the site and there will privacy issues as every one will be able to look directly in too there bedroom 13/05/2019
P Burrows Maisonette, 121 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3HG, O 13/05/2019: The Newbridge Road is already a very busy road. The additional cars this development would bring to the local area would add yet more vehicles to an already congested and heavily polluted area. At peak hours cars are already tailed back at a standstill with their engines idling. This development would further increase air pollution levels, with a primary school in such close proximity it should be a major concern.

The current proposals does not provide adequate parking for the units proposed. There is already a heavy strain on parking currently without this added demand. Other student developments in the Bath area, such as Twerton Mills, have created unsafe parking along the road opposite. I believe that this development will create similar issues with the added risk of being in such close proximity to a primary school.

The proposals for this development state a share of only 10% affordable homes. It is BANES planning policy (CP9) that residential development sites should target 40% affordable homes. Affordable family units make a lot more sense to be built within this area.
13/05/2019
James 28 Brassmill Lane, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3JE O 14/05/2019: Should be used for affordable homes for the people of Bath, not more student homes/flats! The houses should match what is on newbridge road now. 14/05/2019
Kevin Musty 6 Rudmore Park, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3JA O 14/05/2019: Newbridge road is congested with private student let’s and cars without an extra 100 odd cars exiting on to the main road adjacent to the school.
And the pollution levels are rising due to the students cars.
I think we have more than enough accommodation already built for bath uni.
This will also have a big impact for on recycling and stretch the resources even more.
14/05/2019
Mike Barrett 61 Ashgrove, Peasedown St. John, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 8EF O 15/05/2019: It is an utter disgrace, Bath city council seem to green light any student accommodation, probably due to the profit margins. However they should be green lighting affordable housing for residents. Student accommodation will completely transform this area of Bath and not in a good way. You are destroying Bath, enough with the student accommodation!! 15/05/2019
Stephen Coates 17 Avondale Court, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3ET, O 15/05/2019: There is a real need for affordable housing for families in this area.
I went through a separation last year and it was extremely difficult to either a rent or buy an affordable property in the area for me and my family.
RUH staff park in this area, as well as staff from the local industrial units and also people using it as an informal park and ride area. Therefore, the addition of that many people, with associated vehicles (don't’ be in denial that students won’t bring them!) will add pressures to the parking situation.
Additionally, it is a concern that so much traffic will be coming in and out so close to the school crossing, which is dangerous at the best of times! You only have to look at the damaged railings from a recent road traffic accident!
15/05/2019
Owen Rogers 18 Charmouth Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LJ O 15/05/2019: Newbridge is a suburb of Bath populated with young families and the older generation. Students are an important part of Bath, and we need them, but there are plenty of places in the city where students are already the majority. The character of Newbridge can't handle an influx of such a large number of students in such a concentrated space, and there will inevitably be noise, disturbance, traffic issues and parking issues as a result of the development. Parking is a major concern: residents already struggle to park due to commuters and hospital employees. Even if the development prohibits students from bringing cars, how will this be policed? How will the student management company be aware of if a student has a car, and how will this be dealt with? It seems naive to assume this can be managed. The developers have stipulated there will be 117 car parking spaces for over 400 new residents - do they really believe only 1 in 4 residents will have a car? This will cause massive challenges for those with families, the elderly and infirm, and others, who already can't find a space on their own street. Traffic around Charmouth Road is already busy due to school dropoffs: adding new roads could lead to issues of road safety, especially with youngsters walking to school.

All residents appreciate something must be done with the Hartwells site, but Bath is screaming out for more space for young families and more space for industry and commerce. Students are a key component of Bath's culture, but Newbridge can't retain its character with the additional traffic, parking stress, noise and disturbance that will inevitably result from so many students living in such a dense area
15/05/2019
Jesper Knapton 17 Charmouth Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LJ O 15/05/2019: This site is crying out to be developed but yet more student accommodation in what is predominantly a neighbourhood of young families and the elderly is simply not a viable mix. Parking and congestion in and around Charnouth road is already at breaking point what with hospital staff and commuters leaving their cars on this and adjoining roads, yet you’ve only allowed 117 parking spaces which is absurd for a proposed development of this size. Trying to police the students who are not purportedly allowed cars will be an impossible task and I’m sure I don’t need to spell it out to you where those cars will be left! The huge increase in traffic coupled with a school drop off and collection time at newbridge school is a recipe for disaster. This to me screams out as just another money making venture and to-hell with what the local residents feel or think. 15/05/2019
Emma Bloom 11 Lampard's Buildings, Ballance Street, Lansdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2RW O 15/05/2019: There is already a disproportionate provision of student housing in Bath.
I think it is disgraceful that, in this particular proposal, so many parking spaces should be provided for a group of individuals who should be encouraged if not obliged by the university to use the public transport provided. Why, when Bath is apparently so commited to controlling the impact of private vehicles on the city , should it be acceptable to actually provide more parking spaces than bedrooms, madness.
It should be incumbent on all developers to devote some of their dwellings to social housing or fair rental properties as is the case with other major developments in bath, for example Riverside.
It would not be completely incompatible to provide some kind of homeless hostel accomodation as part of this student development project. After all both groups are notorious for not being the most considerate of neighbours, perhaps they might learn something from one another.
15/05/2019
A M Carter 53 Park Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3EE O 15/05/2019: The developer mentions that student block has no parking and that students, as part of their tenancy agreement, will not be allowed to park a vehicle within 3km of the site. The developer does not state how this will be monitored or enforced.

Both universities have people travelling the world recruiting students so they should be responsible for providing accommodation on their sites. There is ample space.

The site should be developed for affordable housing which Bath needs!
15/05/2019
Gerald Delahunt 1 Yomede Park, Lower Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LS O 15/05/2019: My objections relate 1) to the proposed entrance to the proposed development being at a corner onto the A4, opposite the road leading to the main entrance to Newbridge School. 2) the proposed inclusion and volume of student accommodation. If Both universities base in Bath want to increase their student numbers then they should provide sufficient living accommodation on campus and in the city at the expense of affordable/social housing. 3) the insufficient provision of parking for the number of proposed houses/apartments and proposed student accommodation. 15/05/2019
S Partridge 5 Holcombe Green, Upper Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 4HT R 15/05/2019: Bath needs social housing we are over run with student accommodation already.
Not only will this put pressure on the flow of traffic coming in and out of one of bath busiest commuter roads to Bristol,car parking for these flats is not clear we cannot cope with another 200 cars trying to park.
15/05/2019
Colin Callan Flat 29 Clarkson House, 6 Great Stanhope Street, Kingsmead, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2BQ O 15/05/2019: Firstly, I want to say that Bath is overrun with students and student accommodation outnumbers accommodation for the full time residents of Bath. These are the hard working people who keep Bath going from day to day!

Bath does not need any more student accommodation, it will lead to more parking difficulties, more affordable housing is needed for the people of Bath NOT more student accommodation! Build more student accommodation up at the university. There is plenty of space on the Bath Spa Uni campus for more student accommodation, use it!

I think it should be a lot more social housing for the people of Bath. NO MORE STUDENT accommodation please? - they have enough, think of the good people of Bath who have nowhere to live?

This development contradicts BANES' housing policy it seems. It is BANES' planning policy that residential development sites should target 40 per cent affordable homes. The proposals for this development state a share of only 10 per cent affordable homes it seems? The viability of the site is the reason quoted for such a significant reduction. Please explain why the goalpost have been moved in this instance? This seems very underhand to me.

15/05/2019
Danielle 82 Sheridan Road, Whiteway, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 1RB O 15/05/2019: 1. Traffic is already a huge issue on this very busy road. Whilst it states that the students will not bring cars, due to signing a contract, I previously lived opposite the student buildings along Lower Bristol roads and there were constant parking issues. The students kept bringing cars and there was no enforcement on this, despite numerous phone calls. Working late, I had to park in Twerton often and walk along to my home past midnight because I could not park outside or near my own home!
2. Being near a primary school is also a concern, especially with increased traffic. On top of this, students continue to show little regard for the city - litter and vomits are a common occurrence along the Lower Bristol Road. How safe and what example does this set for the children attending this school.
3. Bath continues to under deliver on social housing,affordable housing or general low end housing options. The city cannot continue to disregard the population of the city in favour of overflowing short term students. The universities need to be held accountable and numbers need to be capped. Continued growth at both universities is feeding the problem and in turn takes away from those born and bred in bath (I happily say this coming from Kent as well). Take a leaf from Oxford here! Protect the heritage of the city.
4. City skyline looks horrendous now as we continue to build up. This is continuing to be commented on negatively by tourists...how long before that takes a hit!
15/05/2019
Ben Gardiner 16 Bellotts Road, Twerton, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3RT O 15/05/2019: Bath is overrun with new flats e.g. Riverside, Rosebury Place. We need family houses not more flats which will be purchased by investors and rented out for profit. Also please don’t make Newbridge another area with lots of students. The application is again trying to overdevelop the size of the site to maximise profit and will completely change the feel of the family area. Why can’t it follow all other surrounding property styles - houses. 15/05/2019
Jane Kovalev 15 Rowacres, Southdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 2LH O 14/05/2019: enough is enough! We need homes for people who work and live in Bath and contribute via paying their council tax! What I would prefer to see on a site like this is accommodation for residents who would make be like to down size from their current homes like myself. I would love to find a place on a level walk to shops etc the flats going up on the riverside are way out of our price range! 14/05/2019
Kieran Jukes 203 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3HH, O 14/05/2019: During the public consultation the developer was unable to satisfactorily explain how car parking for the student population would be handled as the development includes no parking provision for them. The explanation was that their licence to occupy the accommodation would include clauses banning them from bringing cars onto the site. This means that students who purchase cars (and they will, the university cannot ban them from ownership, they're free citizens) will park them in the local community. There is already considerable demand for parking from the local residents, parents dropping children off at school and from hospital staff who cannot park on the hospital site. This situation will only add to congestion in the area.
My second point is that student accommodation is not appropriate for the area. This is a residential (although busy) street, as is the majority of the surrounding area and student accommodation does not fit with the nature of the immediate or surrounding area.
I have no objection to the site being developed for affordable, first time purchase housing that gives opportunity for local children to live in the community in which they were raised. The city is seriously lacking in this area and this site should not be used as a cash cow for the university. Thank you.
14/05/2019
Steve Ford 10 Minerva Gardens, Southdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 1JP O 14/05/2019: I along with my sister are joint owners of 18 Lyme Road, Bath BA1 3LN. We object to this application which is no more than an iteration of a previously rejected application to build accommodation on the Hartwells Garage site (the site). There are many reasons why this application should not be approved but first and foremost is the proposed over development of the site with its accompanying transport/road usage implications. If all the accommodation units are used to their maximum capacity there will be 445 residents occupying the site!
With this in mind, there are clearly insufficient parking spaces. It is proposed that students will have 4 dedicated parking spaces for 186 Student units!!! While students are requested not to bring vehicles to Bath, there is nothing to stop them and a great many do. This can easily be substantiated by just visiting areas of Oldfield Park and the Lower Bristol Road opposite Twerton Mill during term time and then by comparison at University holiday time. It would be naïve in the extreme to think that because there are only 4 student parking spaces, only 4 students would bring their vehicles. It would also be naïve to believe that any extended cycle/pedestrian route would offer anything other than minimal benefit as the vast majority of residents would use road transport.
The streets/roads close to the site are already over crowded with vehicle spaces being used 24 hours a day. Staff at the nearby hospital (RUH) park in these roads rather than pay to park at the hospital. Residents have great difficulty now of being able to park anywhere near their property. Newbridge school in Charmouth Road is opposite the site. Many parents take and collect their children by car which already causes road blockage/traffic congestion with vehicle emissions being an increasing cause for concern. The upper Bristol Road is already congested at rush hour both going into and out of Bath. By injecting up to 445 additional residents into an already congested area, the impact on the current residents will be detrimental to health in terms of increased vehicle emissions and safety especially for school children with the associated increase in traffic. This must not be approved.
14/05/2019
Justin Hunter Hunter & Lye Estate Agents, 7 Chelsea Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3DU, O 14/05/2019: I write to object to this application. The build would be out of character within Newbridge as will so many student residences, this is a family area without the facilities for so many students.
I feel the entrance to the site entrance is too close to the entrance to Charmouth Road where there is a primary school, the traffic is already horrendous at dropping off and collection times with spillage on Newbridge Road. I have little doubt that the extra cars will in time result in a serious accident.
The developers state that Bath needs more Student accommodation, this I question. I feel we need to fulfil local housing needs first and we need more affordable homes in Bath.
I hope this site is developed for the good of the people of Bath and not in the interest of the developer’s pocket. I feel they can make a respectable profit from creating family homes with a mix of affordable homes on the site rather than decimating a lovely community.
14/05/2019
Alice White 15 Charmouth Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LJ O 09/05/2019: You are suggesting 290 new dwellings which would house at least 290 people. Newbridge simply does not have the space to accommodate that many new residents. The proposal says 186 student bedrooms. The surrounding streets are very family oriented with young children and it is a very quiet area at night. 200 students would completely change the make up of the community and alter the neighbourhood and devalue the surrounding properties.
There is also no mention of how many parking spaces they are going to provide. The parking situation in the surrounding streets is already dire and traffic congestion at peak times is at an all time high. How do they intend to accommodate 200 extra cars?! Bath is already over populated. Creating 200 more dwelling places in an already cramped city is ludicrous. I do not believe it enriches the area. It creates noise pollution, traffic pollution and overcrowds the local area.
09/05/2019
Pam Richards 1 Station Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3DX O 10/05/2019: I object to this for the following reasons
1. The density of occupation for this site is inappropriate for the neighbourhood which is largely residential with family housing. It will be difficult to integrate such large numbers into the local community especially as there are such a significant number of transient students who will only be there for half the year. This will have a significant impact on community cohesion and development .
2. The height of the buildings ( 5 storeys ) is too high and out of scale with the other housing in the area. The block like buildings are ugly and will be visually very dominant.
3. I think the amount of landscaping is inadequate within in the site . This would have been an opportunity to improve this location and offer a much greener environment.
4. The number of parking spaces is not sufficient . I am afraid my experience of student dwellings is that students do have cars and this is difficult to police. Parking in the area is already at a premium.
5. The applicant has totally ignored comments from local residents to their consultation. Nearly 90% of respondents did not want student accommodation. This brown field site should be used to meet the desperate need for affordable housing or supported housing for older people.
6. Access to this site is on a particular narrow and curved section of Newbridge Road and will be quite hazardous for cars and pedestrians particularly children going to the local primary school.
7. It would have been wonderful to have seen a really innovative environmentally sustainable development of affordable family housing on this site but I guess developers are only in it for the max. profit !
10/05/2019
Christopher Dooley 8 Homelea Park East, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3HP O 11/05/2019: A three to five storey development in Newbridge is totally not in keeping with the general look of this residential area.
Also the influx of students will not be appropriate to this area.
The development should be for residential housing only and be kept to an elevation of two storeys as viewed from Newbridge Road.
Parking issues will also be a major factor in the local area, which already suffers from parking from commuters using the excellent bus service along Newbridge Road
11/05/2019
Charlotte Morris 19 Apsley Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LP O 11/05/2019: I wish to object to this application for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is a shortage of family housing in Bath, yet this development does not alleviate that problem. Also, I don’t believe that what is being proposed meets the affordability rules as laid out by the council. I also believe that there is an enormous safety issue. Charmouth Road is a home to Newbridge Primary School and there is already a serious problem with dangerous parking at school drop off and pick up. Likewise, Apsley Road, Avondale, Osborne and Locksbrook are already at absolute capacity with parking. Pavements are mounted, accessibility is impaired and safety is at risk. All the roads in the area are the last free parking before the hospital, and this demand needs to be considered when looking at the reliance on on-street parking as part of this build. Newbridge does not have capacity for additional on-street parking, and there aren’t enough spaces provided as part of the development. The idea that students will be told not to bring a car as part of their rental agreement is not policeable as proven in other parts of the city. 11/05/2019
Clare Dooley 8 Homelea Park East, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3HP O 11/05/2019: I object to the application for a 4 storey building on this site as it is total out of proportion in relation to the surround two storey. A building of two stories would be more appropriate as viewed from Newbridge Road.
I don't believe that this neighbourhood is appropriate for a high density student accommodation. We have a oversubscribed primary school, so I would question if families are to be housed here too, where their children would go to school.
Parking is an issue already in this area with commuters and hospital visitors parking along Newbridge Road plus the increased traffic this would attract.
11/05/2019
Dan Blake 5 Homelea Park East, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3HP O 13/05/2019: There simply isnt enough parking allocated to this development and therefore the impact on the surrounding residential roads will be significant, not to mention around the immediate area close to Newbridge Primary school. Parking along Newbridge Road is already congested, leading to people parking too close to junctions, crossings and driveways. The roads off Newbridge, such as Homelea Park East, are filling up with cars of people who dont live in those roads, choking the roads and air.
Also, the fact so many of the units will be student accommodation is worrying. Newbridge is a great community, but filling it with so many transient residents will negatively affect the community. Fewer residential units, or more commercial and retail space will have a greater contribution to the community than cramming in as many student units as possible.
Finally, the height of the new buildings is a concern - more focus on ££ per square foot than building property that fits in with the surroundings.
13/05/2019
Sharon Scovell 2 Podgers Drive, Upper Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 4JA R 10/05/2019: I think it should be social housing for the people of Bath
NO MORE STUDENT accommodation they have enough think of the people of Bath who have no where to live
10/05/2019
Chris John 62 Rosslyn Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LH O 13/05/2019: I would like to object in the strongest possible terms to this proposed development of Hartwells garage.

The original proposal back in 2014 demonstrated that the local population held significant concerns about the planned student development.
They made many clear objections about why this area was totally inappropriate to put a large body of students. The proposal was withdrawn. I do not see this new proposal has significantly change this in any way.

Firstly one of the main initial objections was that the whole area around Newbridge is of houses with families, especially families with young children, as well a significant elderly population and this is what makes the community here in Newbridge so special to us.
This is evidenced by the fact there is a very successful junior school right opposite the proposed development as well as a strong church following.
To bring in multiple students and apartments with a transient group of people does not demonstrate any thought to the area at all.
Students and people living in small apartments are unlikely to have families. They will not fit in to or contribute to the local community.
You have proposed 105 apartments and a combination of 186 students therefore there will be at least 290 people living in this huge dense complex with only 114 parking spaces. it is obvious to anybody with any mathematical insight that there will be a colossal problem with parking and that students and the residents of the tiny flats will have to park all over the area and interfere with the parking of the local residents. This will cause unhappiness and conflict.

The position of the development has not changed in five years. it is still opposite the junior school on a very difficult dangerous corner.
any local resident or tell you how many near misses there are almost on a daily basis. To have a large development right on this dangerous corner will add to the risk of injury from cars, especially of all the young children go to school on a daily basis.

The other objection is the type of people who will be living here will not contribute in any way to the local community.
therefore it’s very unlikely that they will create jobs it’s unlikely that any of them are will blend in with the local community and won’t want to live here over the long term basis especially if they are students.
We have no objections students but they are not appropriate for a residential area and they were much better served have a large development like the ones that are being made in town or up near the University which will be close to the places of study.

It is a recognised fact that students are young and lively and therefore noisy and we are invariably partying late at night as evidence by all the local students who do you actually live in this area in small houses
Fortunately as the they live in small groups their parties and gatherings are on a small scale and therefore we have absolutely no objection to them. but to put 186 students in one place will inevitably lead to a noisy environment which will be to the detriment of the families and elderly people living nearby.

As a local resident who follows the council closely it is extremely disappointing that this application has been put forward. The BANES council document SP 15 specifically states that the vision for heart was site is “residential accommodation not including student accommodation “and states the development requirement of 80-100 dwellings which could include a variety of specialised alderpersons types but not student accommodation. It’s very disappointing to see the council go back on its vision and promises made to the local community.

As a local wildlife observer I would like to mention the fact that there are many rare bats who live around the hartwells garage.
they use the tower as a geographical beacon location. Several of them nest around the small bridge and in the roof of the local houses in summer. Any kind of large development will totally devastate the local population and the increased noise will drive them away.
I would like some assurance that some thought is going to this.
Thank you for your attention.


All the best,

Chris
13/05/2019
Mick Stanley 5 West Avenue, Oldfield Park, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3QE O 16/05/2019: The city needs affordable housing, not more student accommodation. It would be so bad if the builders provided sufficient parking, but they never do because that means they'd have to build less units and therefore reduce their profit margin. Banes council never seems to insist that the agreed levels of affordable housing are included with any developments, and its the people of Bath who ultimately pay for it. Bath Spa University and Bath University both have acres of land which they could use to build student accommodation on. That would solve the issue of buy to let landlords buying up all the cheaper houses in Bath and making a fortune out of them, as well as reducing the number of miles that students would have to drive to get to uni. Just the reduction in driving would go some way towards reducing the air pollution in Bath. 16/05/2019
Pam Norris 44 Rudmore Park, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3JA O 16/05/2019: Having studied the plans, I feel I have to object strongly to the application. Student accommodation with no parking, that means those with cars will have to use Newbridge Road and other side streets - which are already being used by those that work at the RUH. The combination of other accommodation does not offer enough for families. Surely the location opposite Newbridge Infants and Juniors would be better for proper family homes. Also at a previous meeting there was talk of a coffee shop, Chelsea Road already has three is that not enough? Please dismiss the students and concentrate on homes for families. We already have too many student builds and Crest has the franchise on apartments. 16/05/2019
C Swift 43 Devonshire Buildings, Bear Flat, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4SU O 16/05/2019: This is a residential area and it needs affordable housing for local people. There is no need for more student accommodation. There is plenty of land at Bath Spa University site to build student accommodation if the University wants it. There would FAR too many people on a site of this size proposal, which is not in keeping with the local area and it would present a huge increase in traffic in relation to both residents and visitors, deliveries and such-like. 16/05/2019
Janet Taylor 26 Westfield Park, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3HS O 16/05/2019: Building over 200 homes with 117 parking spaces is Lunacy as they will all be trying to join an already busy road . This site is wholly unsuitable for students. Several houses in the area are now HMO with students . I thought Bath Council were limiting numbers of students in residential roads. Please reconsider use of this site and build affordable homes for Bath families who are forced to move outside the city and consequently add to the daily congestion on our roads

16/05/2019
Hannah Watson 24 Audley Avenue, Lower Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3BL O 13/05/2019: I am really concerned about the amount of traffic and congestion this development will bring to Newbridge Rd, Charmouth Rd, Lyme Gardens and Lyme Rd as residents and visitors of the development look for parking spaces. The presence of increased vehicles in the area (during construction and after completion) where there is a primary school should be considered a health and safety risk. 13/05/2019
Hannah Brownell 144 Locksbrook Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3EJ O 08/05/2019: Newbridge Road is already busy during peak hours, this will just add more traffic and safety concerns for the school children. Parking around the area is dreadful in fact the whole of Bath dreadful due to student cars being left, bath really doesn’t need anymore student accommodation. Why does any spare space need to have students on it. I object to this my points above, safety of the children is my concern too many cars around 08/05/2019
Javier Rivas 21 Avondale Court, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3ET, O 09/05/2019: To Whom it May concern,

With this letter I would like to express my opinion on why I think the proposed application for the Hartwell's site is a bad idea.

First of all is the issue with parking. In my opinion the proposed application does not consider enough parking spaces given the number of houses and flats that it wants build. Parking in Avondale Road and Osborne Road is already a nightmare, not just because there are no spaces there (luckily I have private parking in Avondale Court) but because there is no parking spaces for residents. They are always forced to park partly (sometimes fully) on the pavement on Avondale Road. Therefore, if you use a mobility scooter or a pushchair (which I do for my toddler) you are forced to walk on the road, which creates a safety concern. On top of that, when driving up Osborne Road the right turn into Avondale Road has so many parked cars on both sides of the narrow road that to turn your car is actually quite difficult and more often than not I see debris on the road where turning cars have collided with parked cars. This again results in another safety concern. Given how close the Hartwell garage is from these two roads and the very limited parking spaces the planning application proposes to build I believe the problem will get even worse.

Second, the proposed application does not address the need for houses in the area. The area needs more family homes, not flats. I know the area lacks family homes because it took my wife and I over three years to find an affordable and decent sized family home in the area. I experienced first hand how little supply and how much demand there is, during our search for a home in the area many houses would come up for sale and sell within a day. This lack of supply of family homes is forcing families out of Bath into neighbouring towns (such as Chippenham, Box, Corsham, Frome, Keysham, etc.). I have a number friends that wanted to stay in the area but were forced to move with their families to these towns because of the lack of good affordable family homes in the area.

Third is the issue of aesthetics. The area this side of the river does not have buildings that are as high as what the proposed application intends to build. At the moment the area looks quite tidy and uniform, and while I agree that the Hartwell site does not look good nor fit within the area a five storey high building will look even worse. In order to keep with the theme of the area I believe the Hartwell site should be developed exclusively into family homes that sit right with the aesthetics of neighbouring homes.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this letter.

Bets regards,

Javier
09/05/2019
Michael Marten 140 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3LD, O 15/05/2019: We object to the Application on the basis that this is a residential area. More student apartments are unnecessary as we
understand more accommodation for them will be built at the University next year. Also Newbridge Road at Hartwells corner is currently very safe and it was safe to access to Hartwells. Access to and from the proposed site could cause a safety issue with the constant busy traffic to and from Bristol and Bath centre.
15/05/2019
Kelly Davidson 233 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3HJ, O 15/05/2019: The proposed plans are far too large for the area, with already limited parking the number of properties proposed will create further traffic and parking problems.

There is a need for truly affordable family home in the Bath area and requires 3 or more bedrooms. There remains a number of vacant purpose built student accommodation in the area indicated there isn’t a demand.

The elevation is too high and not in keeping with the area
The access onto the site isn’t sufficient a
15/05/2019
Karen Carter 54 Rosslyn Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LH O 09/05/2019: Raised all of the following concerns but the developers are unfortunately still going ahead.

1) Congestion on an already very busy road, leading to more road safety concerns, especially considering there is a busy primary school opposite.
2) Exit onto Newbridge Road from Rosslyn Road will become even more dangerous especially when turning right onto Newbridge Road due to increase in traffic. This is a blind corner.
3) More pollution due to increased traffic congestion on already gridlocked Newbridge Road at peak times
4) car parking issues. The roads surrounding this proposed development are already congested with hospital parking. This will be made all the more worse with student / residents who do not have a designated parking space. Also, impossible to police apart from local people having to pay for parking permits which they shouldn't have to do.
5) Noise pollution and anti-social behaviour due to a large increase in the number of students coming back late at night, making noise.
6) The development is veiled as "residential", but 1-2 bed apartments are not what local families are looking for. They will be purchased and rented out to students. Why can't the site be for the proper housing mix of residential, family housing to deal with the current shortage of family housing.


09/05/2019
Vicky 43 Langdon Road, Southdown, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 1LS O 09/05/2019: Why are you looking into building yet more student accommodation,
We need affordable accommodation for single people or young couples / families
09/05/2019
Penny Redmond 13 Charmouth Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LJ O 09/05/2019: This area already has problems with parking ~ adding possibly 300 or more people with associated cars just makes the situation even more difficult. Currently it is almost impossible to park outside my own home. With the extra student accommodation and students attending the new design school in addition to staff at RUH and Newbridge School parking in the area is extremely difficult for residents. In reality this area needs permit parking!
In addition creating a new entrance off Newbridge Road would be adding to the dangers associated with the 3 streets nearby turning onto Newbridge Road.
09/05/2019
Rebecca Marsh 203 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3HH, O 09/05/2019: Oh where to start?! Bath does NOT need more student accommodation, especially in a wholly residential area as Newbridge is.
Affordable homes and families is what the site invites. But we know student accommodation is a lucrative business and that's why the 'home' element is so minimal. This site is virtually opposite a primary school, in a residential area, somewhere families would love to live. The area offers nothing to a transient population yet is one that settled families would suit perfectly.
The design of the site also provides insufficient parking. The developers tell us that the already nightmarish parking situation in the area (we are already the RUH overflow carpark) would not be made worse, as students would sign an agreement that they wouldn't bring a car. That's not legal, or enforceable, so pointless in reality. We cannot expect the surrounding streets to cope with yet more parked vehicles. We already see cars parked too close to junctions, on kerbs, and basically in every possible space available. In the time I have been living opposite the bottom of Apsley Road I have witnessed a large number of accidents (I’d happily give you details of these if you want to know the frequency!), where visability is so poor and cars fight to get out of junctions. The Hartwells site would add to this local issue significantly. The safety of the residents and the local children walking around these junctions is already massively called into question.
The entrance to the site is just after a bend on the A4, this is dangerous as the visibility is poor and the pavement is VERY busy with school children twice daily. They already run the gauntlet on a busy road. Newbridge Road is already heavily congested, especially at the start and end of the working day, the road cannot cope with the current demands, letalone those of another c200 people in one space. Add to this the current stretch of pavement is also the closest bus stop and only pedestrian crossing (we’ve tried to get a second crossing elsewhere in the past but alas the council haven’t provided), it’s all too much for one stretch of road to cope with.
The physical design of the proposal bears no resemblance to the period properties on the street, or indeed any building locally, it's like every other quick built student development, whilst the current Hartwells building is in no way attractive, I feel it would effectively maintain the blot on the street rather than enhance it. Families in the area have had to battle planning when trying to develop their homes, as they cannot afford to move, the council routinely reject small adaptations (such as dormers) citing them as not having a precedent set locally. Well, we also do not have a multi-storey student build in Newbridge, so the ‘no precedent = no approval’ should apply equally here.
Much is being made of the ‘cycle link’ incorporated on the site. But link to where? This is not stated. Because basically all it does is join the path from Brassmill Land to the path behind Kaynton Mead, a path which then terminates and you’re back on the street on Station Road. Well, hardly a cycle ‘network’ is it. More a link up of two paths, and that seems to be as much as they can offer the local community?
Please BANES, say no to yet more student accommodation, approve something for the families that want to make the city their home, and use this site to start addressing the massive shortfall of affordable homes in Bath.
09/05/2019
Anna Penn Lea Road, BATH, BA1 3RQ O 09/05/2019: This area will suffer hugely from more student accommodation. I have children at Newbridge school and the area is already really busy with cars and buses. I have friends who live in the nearby streets and struggle to park near their homes. This is absolutely not what Newbridge needs or deserves. 09/05/2019
Delia Masanotti Coronation Road, Lower Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3BH O 09/05/2019: I am very concerned about the above proposal on many grounds.

The site is very close to a school and a crossing that has lots of children crossing.
Having an increased number of residents in that area (You are suggesting 200 new dwellings which would house at least 200 people, of which 186 students?) - in both cars and as pedestrians just makes this part of the street dangerous for crossing as more cars coming in and out. More houses on an already skinny pavement.

Newbridge simply does not have the space and infostructure to accommodate that many new residents, let alone students. The surrounding streets are very family oriented with young children and it is a very quiet area at night. So many students would completely change the make up of the community and alter the neighbourhood.

Parking space is another major issue. The parking situation in the surrounding streets is already dire and traffic congestion at peak times is at an all time high. How how would you accommodate 200 extra cars?! Bath is already over populated. Creating 200 more dwelling places in an already cramped city is ludicrous. I do not believe it enriches the area. It creates noise pollution, traffic pollution and overcrowds the local area.

It is clear that there is a massive shortage of family housing in this area but this does absolutely nothing to help that. A massive student site with 3 to 5 storey houses which are certainly not family based and would not meet the need of a family.
Of course a solution for the site needs to be found but not this - we need family homes not student accommodation.
09/05/2019
Rachel Sayles 5 Rudmore Park, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3JA O 09/05/2019: I think the properties proposed are too high. I am very concerned about the traffic implications with coming and going. There is too much going into this area which is very close to a school. 09/05/2019: I think the properties proposed are too high. I am very concerned about the traffic implications with coming and going. There is too much going into this area which is very close to a school. 09/05/2019
Sean Hawkins 233 Newbridge Road, Newbridge, Bath, BA1 3HJ, O 09/05/2019: I have a number of objections to the application:

- the additional traffic impact of a relatively high density development in such close proximity to Newbridge school will create obvious dangers and exacerbate existing pressures during pick up and drop off times.

- the development does little to increase affordable housing stock and family accommodation in keeping with the make up of the area and already identified needs.

- with student accommodation inevitably comes hygiene, parking and anti social behaviour issues. It’s particularly out of keeping with the nature of the area
09/05/2019
Alison Brazington 46 Gainsborough Gardens, Lower Weston, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 4AJ O 09/05/2019: The area can not sustain this type of development. Affordable family homes would be a much better option. 09/05/2019
Kelly Shellard 47 Highland Road, Twerton, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 1DY O 09/05/2019: There is enough student accommodation in Bath we need more affordable homes in Bath. Dangerous amount of parking due to student cars as there is no consequence for them parking on the streets in other areas of Bath. 09/05/2019
Russ Read-Barrow 15 Apsley Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3LP O 09/05/2019: Concerned about the impact this will have on the property values in the area, and the increase in cars / lack of parking for that many residents. 09/05/2019
Katherine Runacres 11 Kennington Road, Newbridge, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 3EA O 09/05/2019: There is NO need for students accommodation on Newbridge Road. There is plenty of space on the Bath Spa Uni campus for more student accommodation. There is no provision in the plan for student parking - only for the residential units that are being built. We need affordable homes for first time buyers and young families, NOT students. 09/05/2019
Craig Robson 140 Southlands, Upper Weston, Bath, BA1 4EB, O 10/05/2019: The city is over run with students and their accommodation. We do not need more. As for the 3-4 story flats they will be an eye soar. why not build 3-4-5 bedroom homes with gardens. Preferably Social housing sceme. Use the site to rehome the Homeless as their are far to many on our streets. 10/05/2019