Planning Applications Reference:18/03106/AR

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Type of Application:Advertisement Consent
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:The Stable, 1 - 3 Westgate Buildings, City Centre, Bath, BA1 1EB
Proposal:Display of 7 no. externally illuminated fascia signs and 3 no. internally illuminated menu boxes.
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-07125984
Applicant Name:Something Good
Agent Name:Technical Signs
Agent Address:C/o Ms Natalie Long, Hille Business Centre, 132 St Albans Road, Watford, Herts, WD24 4AE
Case Officer Name:Christine Moorfield
Date Application Received:12/07/2018
Date Application Validated:12/07/2018
Standard Consultations sent on:26/07/2018
Target Decision Date06/09/2018


ConstraintsAgric Land Class 3b,4,5, Air Quality Management Area, Article 4 Bath Demolition Wall, Article 4 HMO, Article 4 Reg 7: Estate Agent, Conservation Area, District Heating Priority Area, MOD Safeguarded Areas, Policy B1 Bath Enterprise Zone, Policy B2 Central Area Strategic Policy, Policy B4 WHS - Boundary, Policy B4 WHS - Indicative Extent, Policy CP12 Bath City Centre Boundary, Policy CR3 Primary Shopping Areas, Policy CR3 Primary Shopping Frontages, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:1 Westgate Buildings,City Centre,Bath,
Related Property:Flat 1,Westgate House,3 Kingsmead Square,City Centre,Bath,BA1 2AB.
Related Property:Flat 2,Westgate House,3 Kingsmead Square,City Centre,Bath,BA1 2AB.
Related Property:Flat 3,Westgate House,3 Kingsmead Square,City Centre,Bath,BA1 2AB.
Related Property:Flat 4,Westgate House,3 Kingsmead Square,City Centre,Bath,BA1 2AB.
Related Property:Flat 5,Westgate House,3 Kingsmead Square,City Centre,Bath,BA1 2AB.
Related Property:Flat 6,Westgate House,3 Kingsmead Square,City Centre,Bath,BA1 2AB.
Related Property:The Stable,1 Westgate Buildings,City Centre,Bath,BA1 1EB.
Related Property:Westgate House,3 Kingsmead Square,City Centre,Bath,
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
97/00385/AR .Display of new fascia signs, and two illuminated hanging signs (retention of existing trough lights)23/04/1997Application Refused
97/00808/AR .Display of externally illuminated fascia signs (Revised proposal)11/09/1997Consent
98/00996/AR .Removal of existing trough lighting and 12 illuminated fascia signs and their replacement by 12 new fascia panels, 6 of which are illuminated by trough lighting30/10/1998Consent
01/00804/FUL .Alterations to shopfront11/04/2001Application Permitted
01/00803/AR .Display of externally illuminated fascia signs11/04/2001Application Withdrawn
02/00488/AR .Display of internally illuminated fascia signs27/02/2002Application Refused
03/00605/AR .Display of 6 no. internally illuminated fascia signs (Resubmission)28/02/2003Application Refused
03/00606/AR .Display of 6 no. fascia signs (Resubmission option II)28/02/2003Consent
03/01743/AR .Two illuminated fascia signs.03/07/2003Application Refused
14/02427/COND .Discharge of condition 3 of application 13/05259/FUL. (Change of use from commercial offices (B1) to cluster flats for students (C4) with associatedbasement refuse and cycle storage (excluding ground floor).28/05/2014Condition Discharged
14/03164/COND .Discharge of condition 2 of application 13/05259/FUL. (Change of use from commercial offices (B1) to cluster flats for students (C4) with associated basement refuse and cycle storage (excluding ground floor).10/07/2014Condition Discharged
15/00272/FUL .Installation of new windows and entrance door to replace existing windows and entrance door at Pizza Hut restaurant and installation of awnings.23/01/2015Application Permitted
15/01171/AR .Display of 4 no. non illuminated fascia signs, 2 no. non-illuminated fascia signs, 1 no. internally illuminated display case and 7 no. non-illuminated other signs.13/03/2015Consent
18/03106/AR .Display of 7 no. externally illuminated fascia signs and 3 no. internally illuminated menu boxes.12/07/2018Pending Consideration

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Bath Preservation Trust Bath Preservation Trust , 1 Royal Crescent, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2LR O 16/08/2018: Object: The Trust objects to this application on the basis of illumination and excessive signage proposed. As is stands the application fails to accord with the guidance contained in the Commercial Signage and Tables/Chairs in the Conservation Area SPD. The use of illumination is unnecessary and harmful to both the character of the conservation area and the historic square in which this business is located. Illumination should be removed entirely from the application, except perhaps to light a small menu box. There is too much signage lettering which dominates the fa├žade and all of it is pin mounted (some in a low quality white finish); the amount of lettering should be reduced and at least some of it should be traditionally sign painted on to the fascia. Some pin mounted bronze lettering would be acceptable.
The proposed scheme fails to maintain or enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area, potentially harms the setting of nearby heritage assets of particular significance and would therefore detract from the special qualities of the World Heritage Site. Therefore the proposal would be contrary to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act) 1990, Section 16 (Conserving and enhancing the historic environment) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), policies; B1, B2, B4 and CP6 of the B&NES Core Strategy and policies CP6, D.2, HE1, D.8, D.9, B4, B of the Placemaking Plan. We would therefore recommend that the application is refused.
Bath Heritage Watchdog Not Given. O Documents Tab 29/07/2018