Planning Applications Reference:17/04266/LBA

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Type of Application:Listed Building Consent (Alts/exts)
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:Belvoir Castle, 32 - 33 Victoria Buildings, Westmoreland, Bath, BA2 3EH
Ward:Westmoreland
Proposal:Provision of a new skittle alley, a new community room, provision of new accessible toilets, refurbishment of the public house and the demolition of the existing skittle alley to in order provide 10 no. studio apartments at the Belvoir Castle, Bath.
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-06301602
Applicant Name:Rengen Development Limited
Agent Name:Arena Global Management Ltd
Agent Address:C/o John White, Studio 160, 3 Edgar Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2FJ
Case Officer Name:Chris Gomm
Date Application Received:05/09/2017
Date Application Validated:29/09/2017
Standard Consultations sent on:02/10/2017
Last advertised on:05/10/2017
Latest Site Notice posted on:05/10/2017
Expiry Date for Consultation :26/10/2017
Target Decision Date12/12/2017

Documents

ConstraintsAgric Land Class 3b,4,5, Air Quality Management Area, Article 4 HMO, Flood Zone 2, Flood Zone 3, LLFA - Flood Risk Management, Listed Building, MOD Safeguarded Areas, Policy B1 Bath Enterprise Zone, Policy B4 WHS - Boundary, Policy B4 WHS - Indicative Extent, Policy CP9 Affordable Housing Zones, Policy NE5 Ecological Networks, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:32 Victoria Buildings,Westmoreland,Bath,BA2 3EH.
Related Property:Belvoir Castle,32 Victoria Buildings,Westmoreland,Bath,BA2 3EH.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
96/00334/AR .Display of externally illuminated signs31/05/1996Application Refused
97/00907/LBA .Internal alterations and refurbishment of ground and lower ground floors and extension to form lobby on lower ground floor24/10/1997Consent
97/00908/FUL .Erection of an extension to lower ground floor to form lobby and the installation of a new door to the skittle alley27/10/1997Application Permitted
98/00809/AR .Display of 6no. non illuminated signs08/09/1998Advert Consent Not Required
98/00807/LBA .External alterations to provide 6 no. non-illuminated signs08/09/1998Application Withdrawn
01/00598/LBA .External alterations to display signs15/03/2001Consent
01/00635/AR .Display of externally illuminated signs15/03/2001Consent
17/04265/FUL .Provision of a new skittle alley, a new community room, provision of new accessible toilets, refurbishment of the public house and the demolition of the existing skittle alley to in order provide 10 no. studio apartments at the Belvoir Castle, Bath.05/09/2017Pending Consideration
17/04266/LBA .Provision of a new skittle alley, a new community room, provision of new accessible toilets, refurbishment of the public house and the demolition of the existing skittle alley to in order provide 10 no. studio apartments at the Belvoir Castle, Bath.05/09/2017Pending Consideration

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Kirsten Elliott 58 Minster Way, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6RL R 04/10/2017: As a pub historian, I feel that I must point out that this was a pub by the early 1850s. Thanks to an inventory drawn up in 1862, we know there was a bar, a parlour, a tap room, a skittle alley and a brewery in the yard at the back. Map evidence suggests that the existing skittle alley is certainly an original part of the pub and may be the earliest part of the building. There is some map evidence to suggest it may predate the pub. 04/10/2017
Bath Preservation Trust 1 Royal Crescent, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2LR O View Associated Documents 12/10/2017
Wendy Cartwright 6 Park View, Lower Bristol Road, Westmoreland, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 3EJ O 06/10/2017: I object to the proposed development in this application for the main reason that I believe that the development will have significant light and outlook impact on our rear (west) garden and house. I disagree wholeheartedly with the statement that as we have 2 gardens then the objections are invalid, we do indeed have a shed in our front ( east) garden; however due to the fact that this garden has a public path running next to it and is overlooked by a number of properties, we view this garden as our service area for sheds. rubbish bins, bike storage and the like making it our secondary amenity space. Whereas the rear or west garden (which the planning application Planning Statement regards as the secondary amenity) is most definitely our primary amenity as it is a more private place for all the residents of Park View. We use the space as our outdoor living area, to dry washing, to sit out and conduct social occasions; the privacy of the garden was a main reason that we bought the house on what we definitely believe is indeed "a traditionally road fronted terrace". The development would be too high and too close to its neighbouring properties and will definitely have a detrimental impact visually and environmentally due to the lack of light and we would like to point out that the loss of light caused by a new building would mean damage to the environment (because of having to use more energy to have lights on more than we do at present) and that our household energy bills would increase. As we are constantly trying to improve our environmental impact this is of serious concern to us.
The argument about Redbridge House does not stand as it is not the cause of low light levels in our rear gardens/houses. The only time that the building is able to block light coming towards Park View is when the sun is in the West. A building of 3 storeys would block light in the house, not just in the garden.
I also dispute the developers view that the Skittle Alley is of no historic value, it and the surrounding buildings including Park View are within the World Heritage site and the Heritage Statement (Section 2.3.2) states that the "artisan`s houses of Park view ant at lesser extent, Victoria Buildings, illustrate the historical development of the area and form the essential context to the public house as an architectural and historical entity.
Therefore; to sum up my objection the two main arguments are flawed in respect of Park View, it is "a traditional road fronted terrace" and the rear gardens are definitely the primary amenity for the residents.


09/10/2017
Bath Heritage Watchdog Not Given O View Associated Documents 04/10/2017