Planning Applications Reference:18/03334/FUL

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Type of Application:Full Application
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:Street Record, Milsom Street, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset
Proposal:Erection of 24 temporary retail chalets along Milsom Street and 2 mobile catering pitches for 18 days for the Bath Christmas Market.
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-07161237
Applicant Name:Bath Tourism Plus Ltd
Agent Name:No Agent
Case Officer Name:Tessa Hampden
Date Application Received:26/07/2018
Date Application Validated:07/08/2018
Neighbourhood Consultations sent on:09/08/2018
Standard Consultations sent on:09/08/2018
Last advertised on:16/08/2018
Latest Site Notice posted on:16/08/2018
Expiry Date for Consultation :07/09/2018
Target Decision Date06/11/2018


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, Listed Building, MOD Safeguarded Areas, Policy B2 Central Area Strategic Policy, Policy B4 WHS - Boundary, Policy B4 WHS - Indicative Extent, Policy CP12 Bath City Centre Boundary, Policy CP9 Affordable Housing Zones, Policy CR3 Primary Shopping Areas, Policy CR3 Primary Shopping Frontages, Policy NE1 Green Infrastructure Network, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:Street Record,Milsom Street,City Centre,Bath,
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
96/00630/AR .Display of a banner across Milsom Street advertising Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Antique Dealers Association Annual Decorative and Antique Fair from 3rd to 10th March 199703/12/1996Approve
96/00583/AR .Display of a banner across Milsom Street for Antiquarian Book Fair from 29th September 1997 to 5th October 199716/12/1996Approve
97/00096/AR .Display of lamp post hanging banners, cross street banners and other signs throughout the City, advertising various event through the year03/02/1997Approve
97/01035/AR .Display of a banner across Milsom Street advertising Antiques Fair from 28th February to 7th March 199810/12/1997Consent
98/00260/AR .Display of banner across street advertising National Osteoporosis month from 27th May 1998 to 30th June 199830/03/1998Application Withdrawn
98/00534/AR .Display of a banner across Milsom Street for Theatre Royal from 18th August 1998 to 30th August 199811/06/1998Consent
98/01040/AR .Display of cross-street banner to promote Bath Literature Festival from 27th February - 6th March 1999 in Milsom Street18/11/1998Consent
99/00027/AR .Display of a banner across Milsom Street advertising Antiques Fair from 28th February 1999 to 6th March 199913/01/1999Consent
99/00038/AR .Display of one banner across Milsom Street advertising The West of England Art Fair from 10th May 1999 to 16th May 199919/01/1999Consent
99/00595/AR .Display of a cross street banner for the periods of 20th to 30th September 2000 and 28th July to 7th August 2000, advertising "Rainbow over Bath" and the "Bath International Guitar Festival"21/06/1999Consent
99/00781/AR .Display of a cross street banner across Milsom Street advertising a "Book Fair" from 27th March to 1st April 200010/08/1999Consent
99/00918/AR .Display of banner across Milsom Street advertising Bath Mozartfest from 5/11/99 to 14/11/9917/09/1999Consent
00/00097/AR .Display of cross street banner across Milsom Street to advertise Antiques fair in the Pavilion from 4-3-00 to 11-3-0012/01/2000Consent
00/00810/AR .Display of cross-street banner across Milsom Street to advertise The Annual Bath Art Fair06/04/2000Consent
00/01753/AR .Display of a cross street banner across Milsom Street advertising a "Bath Mozartfest" from 10 November to 19 November 200016/08/2000Consent
01/00017/AR .Display of a double sided banner across Milsom Street to advertise Antique Fair from 25 February 2001 to 10 March 200113/12/2000Application Withdrawn
01/01616/AR .Display of banner across Milsom Street (Friday 9th November - Sunday 18th November 2001) to advertise Bath Mozart Fest23/07/2001Consent
01/02194/AR .Display of banner across Milsom Street to promote Firework Display for 1 week from 29 October 2001 - 6 November 200104/10/2001Consent
02/01820/AR .Display of banner across Milsom Street to advertise Bath Mozartfest (from Waterstones to RPS).24/07/2002Consent
03/00117/AR .Display of cross-street banner from 3.3.03 to 22.3.03 to advertise Mid-Somerset Competitive Festival (Part Retrospective)13/01/2003Consent
03/01933/AR .Display of banner across Milsom Street to advertise Bath Mozart Fest from 7th November 2003 to 18th November 2003 (from Waterstones to RPS)30/07/2003Consent
03/02581/AR .Display of two cross-street banners advertising Bath Christmas Market (one in Milsom Street and one in Pierrepont Street), and two vertical lamp post banners (Stall Street)15/10/2003Consent
04/00930/AR .Banner advertising: Bath Fringe Festival from 14th May to 13th June, 2004 in either Stall Street, Green Street, New Bond Street, Milsom Street, Manvers Street, Union Street, or New Bond Street.16/03/2004Application Refused
04/01055/AR .Cross-street banners in Milsom St., New Bond St., Union St. and Cheap St. to advertise The Peter Hall Season 2004 at the Bath Theatre Royal 28th June - 4th September '0425/03/2004Consent
04/02601/AR .Display of banner across Milsom street (Friday 12 November - Sunday 21 November 2004) to advertise Bath's Mozart Fest.16/08/2004Consent
05/00526/AR .Display of cross-street double sided banner, to advertise: "Theatre Royal presents The Peter Hall Company 2005 June 22nd - Sept 3rd 2005.11/02/2005Consent
05/03252/AR .Across street banner to advertise Bath Christmas Market 2005 (Milsom Street), and further directional signage (Union Street), 1st to the 11th December 2005.27/09/2005Consent
06/00794/AR .Banner, Double sided with black text on white back ground, advertising Theatre Royal Presents The Peter Hall Company 2006 June 21 - Sept 9 2006. Locations : Milsom St., New Bond St., Union st., Cheap St.28/02/2006Consent
06/03175/AR .Provision of temporary Christmas Market banner and pendant signs for three years to assist with visitor management05/09/2006Consent
18/03334/FUL .Erection of 24 temporary retail chalets along Milsom Street and 2 mobile catering pitches for 18 days for the Bath Christmas Market.26/07/2018Pending 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
Jim Warren Bath Heritage Watchdog O Documents Tab 22/08/2018
J G Ferrie Flat 5 Clan House, Sydney Road, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6NS O Documents Tab 16/08/2018
Kirsten Elliott 58 Minster Way, Bathwick, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 6RL O 18/08/2018: It was mixed feelings that I object to this application.

When the market first started, I thought it was fun. It was a reasonable size and there were a lot of local stalls. I loved the carousel. But over the years I feel that commercialisation, cramped conditions, crowds, the smell of cooking, loss of the pitches for local street performers and the carousel, and in their place the arrival of a lot of stalls selling tat such as wooden ties have made what was once fun merely an inconvenience to the local residents. I also consider there is a health and safety issue with crowds though it was better last year. However, all the time it was confined to the area around the Abbey, local people could avoid it. To start expanding it is to ignore how residents feel about it. i know this is allegedly temporary while the work is done on the Abbey, but, once granted, I can't see it stopping.

The only good that might come out of it is to demonstrate that Milsom Street could (and should) be pedestrianised permanently. But that can be tested out without the necessity of cluttering up with stalls a street which is already busy at Christmas time.

For the sake of pedestrian safety, not to mention residents who will otherwise feel impelled to avoid Bath during the Christmas market, I ask you to refuse this application. I realise that pitches have already been advertised, but to my mind this is all the more reason for the council to show that it can think independently of pressure from big business, and put local residents' wishes first. In addition, i think the market is beginning to look distinctly dated. Can't Bath think up something new and exciting for everyone?
Bath Preservation Trust Bath Preservation Trust , 1 Royal Crescent, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2LR R 06/09/2018: Comment: As with other historic environment respondees, we are uncomfortable with the concept of Milsom Street being used for chalets due to the associated impact, albeit temporary, on the character of this part of the conservation area and the setting of multiple heritage assets. We question the logic of cluttering and thereby devaluing this primary shopping street, the appeal of which has always been its distinct ‘high end’ quality.
We would have preferred to see an application that proposed the location on Walcot Street. Given the trading/footfall problems faced by businesses in Walcot Street, and the fact that the mixed nature of the offerings from the chalets may well suit the mixed artisan character of that street we feel the chalets could better be located there, to raise the profile of this characterful street and bring people up from the central area to enjoy its ambience. It is clear Milsom Street needs no promotion as a shopping area but Walcot Street does. We would suggest this as a better solution to the problem of the displacement of chalets around the Abbey whilst works are occurring.