Planning Applications Reference:18/04505/LBA

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Type of Application:Listed Building Consent (Alts/exts)
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:7 Edgar Buildings, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2EE
Ward:Abbey
Proposal:External alterations for the display of 1no. clinicians sign with timber plinth with brass name plaques. 1no. Opening hours sign with timber plinth with brass plaques. 1no. Retractable awning with sign written graphics. 1no. Non-illuminated projecting sign with painted timber panel. 3no. Replacement window vinyl graphics. 1no. removable post sign in planter.
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-07339623
Applicant Name:Portman Healthcare Ltd
Agent Name:New Vision
Agent Address:6 Ventnor Street, Bradford, BD3 9JP
Case Officer Name:Emily Smithers
Date Application Received:09/10/2018
Date Application Validated:10/10/2018
Standard Consultations sent on:10/10/2018
Last advertised on:18/10/2018
Latest Site Notice posted on:18/10/2018
Expiry Date for Consultation :08/11/2018
Target Decision Date05/12/2018

Documents

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 NE1 Green Infrastructure Network, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:7 Edgar Buildings,City Centre,Bath,BA1 2EE.
Related Property:Edgar Buildings Dental Practice,7 Edgar Buildings,City Centre,Bath,BA1 2EE.
Related Property:Piattino Restaurant,7 Edgar Buildings,City Centre,Bath,BA1 2EE.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
98/00042/LBA .Internal alterations to restaurant on ground floor14/01/1998Consent
98/00475/LBA .Replacement of canopy to front elevation at ground floor level26/05/1998Consent
01/02241/LBA .Installation of small condensing unit on low level roof to rear15/10/2001Application Refused
01/02249/FUL .Installation of small condensing unit on low level roof to rear15/10/2001Application Refused
06/01771/FUL .Placing of tables and chairs on pavement outside restaurant15/05/2006Application Permitted
09/01577/FUL .Erection of a single storey rear extension and provision of lantern light to existing flat roof at rear.06/05/2009Application Permitted
09/01579/LBA .Internal and external alterations to include the erection of a single storey rear extension, new doors and openings, installation of a glazed lantern light and partial demolition of an internal wall06/05/2009Consent
18/04505/LBA .External alterations for the display of 1no. clinicians sign with timber plinth with brass name plaques. 1no. Opening hours sign with timber plinth with brass plaques. 1no. Retractable awning with sign written graphics. 1no. Non-illuminated projecting sign with painted timber panel. 3no. Replacement window vinyl graphics. 1no. removable post sign in planter.09/10/2018Pending Consideration
18/04502/AR .Display of 3no. Replacement window vinyl graphics. 1no. non-illuminated projecting sign with painted timber panel.1no. Retractable awning with sign written graphics. 1no. Clinicians sign. 1no. Opening hours sign. 1no. removable post sign in planter.09/10/2018Pending Consideration

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Bath Preservation Trust 1 Royal Crescent, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 2LR O 08/11/2018: Object: The Trust objects to this application on the basis of excessive signage which clutters both the listed building and the street scene. The proposed awning over the doorway obscures the architectural features of the entrance to the listed asset. Whilst there are awning blinds over the windows of the Slug and Lettuce these have been in situ for some time and are over windows not a main doorway, in any case they are examples of the harm created by awnings. The door awning sits next to the Piattin awning and creates an awkward cluttering juxtaposition that detracts from the special architectural and aesthetic interest of the elevation.
As well the door awning the hanging sign at first floor level is completely unacceptable; no historic bracket exists and therefore the sign would be a new intervention that would harm both the fabric of the building and intrude upon the architectural elevation. We understand the Piattin hanging sign is unauthorised.
The planter trough with sign clutter the entrance area and adds to the general amount of street clutter which is currently harming this architecturally homogenous fa├žade. The brass plaque is acceptable. We have concerns regarding the window vinyls as again these detract from the elevation; we question whether printed blinds might be a solution to this problem as they can be adjusted up and down rather than deaden the windows as vinyl tends to do.
This buildings holds a special elevated and highly visible position within Bath sitting as it does at the top of Milsom Street, it is also in itself an attractive heritage asset with a distinct palace fronted composition. Our guidance on Sign, Adverts, Banners and Awnings in Bath has a particular section explaining why hanging signs and clutter should not be tolerated in either Milsom Street or Edgar Buildings http://www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/about-us-2/publications/. Current signage and furniture on this section of the street already detract from this special character and this proposal proposes more harmful clutter. We sincerely hope that the case officer can ensure that the harmful aspects of the proposals are withdrawn.
The proposed scheme would neither preserve nor enhance the special interest of the listed building nor its setting, it would harm the character and appearance of the conservation area and would detract from the special qualities of the WHS. The scheme would be contrary to the Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, to Section 16 (Conserving and Enhancing the Historic Environment) of the NPPF, policies B1, B2, B4, and CP6 of the B&NES Core Strategy and policies CP6, D2, HE1, D9, B.4, of the Placemaking Plan. We would therefore recommend the application be amended or refused.
08/11/2018
Bath Heritage Watchdog Not Given O Documents Tab 14/10/2018