Planning Applications Reference:18/01818/LBA

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Type of Application:Listed Building Consent (Alts/exts)
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:Unit 1 Pets At Home, Mero Retail Park, Lower Bristol Road, Westmoreland, Bath, BA2 3GL
Proposal:Display of Solar film to existing glazing
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-06916563
Applicant Name:Pets at Home Plc
Agent Name:Image Technique
Agent Address:Saxon Business Park, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4AD
Case Officer Name:Adrian Neilson
Date Application Received:24/04/2018
Date Application Validated:24/04/2018
Last advertised on:03/05/2018
Latest Site Notice posted on:01/05/2018
Expiry Date for Consultation :31/05/2018
Target Decision Date19/06/2018


ConstraintsAgric Land Class 3b,4,5, Article 4 HMO, British Waterways Major and EIA, British Waterways Minor and Householders, Contaminated Land, Flood Zone 2, HMO Stage 1 Test Area (Stage 2 Test Req), LLFA - Flood Risk Management, Listed Building, MOD Safeguarded Areas, Policy B1 Bath Enterprise Zone, Policy B3 Twerton and Newbridge Riversid, Policy B4 WHS - Boundary, Policy B4 WHS - Indicative Extent, Policy CP9 Affordable Housing Zones, Policy NE1 Green Infrastructure Network, Policy NE5 Ecological Networks, River Avon and Kennet & Avon Canal, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:Customer Car Park,Mero Retail Park,Lower Bristol Road,Westmoreland,Bath,
Related Property:Electricity Substation By Waterside Court,Lower Bristol Road,Westmoreland,Bath,
Related Property:Mero Retail Park,Lower Bristol Road,Westmoreland,Bath,BA2 3GL.
Related Property:Unit 1 Pets At Home,Mero Retail Park,Lower Bristol Road,Westmoreland,Bath,BA2 3GL.
Related Property:Unit 2 Hobbycraft Trading Limited,Mero Retail Park,Lower Bristol Road,Westmoreland,Bath,
Related Property:Unit 3 Carpetright Plc,Mero Retail Park,Lower Bristol Road,Westmoreland,Bath,BA2 3GL.
Related Property:Unit 4 Unoccupied,Mero Retail Park,Lower Bristol Road,Westmoreland,Bath,
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
16/00267/AR .Display of 2 no. externally illuminated fascia signs at 'Pets at Home', Bath.20/01/2016Consent
16/03939/LBA .Internal and external alterations to convert site into retail unit05/08/2016Consent
16/03938/FUL .Internal and external alterations to convert site into retail unit05/08/2016Application Permitted
17/00810/AR .Display of 1 No. Externally illuminated Fascia sign.20/02/2017Consent
18/01818/LBA .Display of Solar film to existing glazing24/04/2018Pending Consideration

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Bath Heritage Watchdog Not Given O Documents Tab 06/05/2018
Bath Preservation Trust 1 Royal Crescent, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2LR O 24/05/2018: Object: The Trust objects to this proposal on the basis that the solar film will remove from external view the Mero space frame roof which is a key part of the special architectural interest of the building and the basis for its listing. Therefore the proposal detracts from the ability to view, appreciate and better reveal this special feature of the building and therefore harms its significance. No other options appear to have been considered and the application documentation is of poor quality, providing no justification for the need for solar film of this dark colour or its impact on the appearance of the building. We understand it should be possible to use clear solar film (such as those used in historic houses for conservation) and would recommend this option is investigated.
The proposed scheme would neither preserve nor enhance the special interest of the listed building. Therefore the proposal would be contrary to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act) 1990, Section 12 (Conserving and enhancing the historic environment) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), policies; B1, B4 and CP6 of the B&NES Core Strategy and policies CP6, HE1 of the Placemaking Plan. We would therefore recommend that the application is amended or refused.