Planning Applications Reference:18/05419/FUL

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Type of Application:Full Application
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:16 - 17 Walcot Buildings, Walcot, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 6AD
Proposal:Change of Use of ground floor from Shop (Use Class A1) to residential (Use Class C3) with associated internal and external alterations to 16 Walcot Buildings.
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-07454442
Applicant Name:Mr Schlesinger and Moore
Agent Name:BHP Harwood
Agent Address:Hartham Park, Hartham Lane, Corsham, SN13 0RP, United Kingdom
Case Officer Name:Caroline Power
Date Application Received:04/12/2018
Date Application Validated:06/12/2018
Neighbourhood Consultations sent on:07/12/2018
Standard Consultations sent on:21/12/2018
Last advertised on:13/12/2018
Latest Site Notice posted on:17/12/2018
Expiry Date for Consultation :10/01/2019
Target Decision Date31/01/2019


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, Flood Zone 2, Flood Zone 3, LLFA - Flood Risk Management, Listed Building, MOD Safeguarded Areas, Policy B4 WHS - Boundary, Policy B4 WHS - Indicative Extent, Policy CP12 Centres and Retailing, 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:16 Walcot Buildings,Walcot,Bath,BA1 6AD.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
02/00800/LBA .Internal alterations to open doorway connecting ground floor retail of 16/17 Walcot Buildings, fit fire door and secondary door27/03/2002Consent
18/05419/FUL .Change of Use of ground floor from Shop (Use Class A1) to residential (Use Class C3) with associated internal and external alterations to 16 Walcot Buildings.04/12/2018Pending Consideration
18/05420/LBA .Internal & external alterations to 16 Walcot Buildings to include change layout from shop to residential. Remove shop front facade, install sliding sash window. Installation of ground floor partition between front & back rooms. Close up doorway, restore fireplace & cupboard.04/12/2018Pending Consideration

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Edward Newcomen 2 Hunloke Way, Malmesbury, Wilts, SN16 9FL, S 02/01/2019: As someone who formerly lived nearby on London Road and is a regular visitor to Bath it is good to see that someone is finally taking the initiative to reinstate the street frontage and livability of the area. This is despite the council's misguided policies of high business rates and traffic management which makes it almost impossible to load/offload supplies to local shops together with dangerous & inappropriate bike lanes on the main roads into the city centre. Also, anything which improves the street frontage and detracts from the litter must be an improvement. The new proposals will make the area safer and ease traffic congestion by removing a shop from a site which is no longer suitable for business purposes. The integrity of the facade will be upgraded and must encourage a more suitable (ie residential) property usage in keeping with the local area and future planning of the city. 02/01/2019
Katie Tinne 6 Walcot Terrace, Walcot, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 6AB S 26/12/2018: I personally think that the gateway in to Bath is looking very run down and any developement that plans to smarten it up should be welcome.
Half the shops in the centre if Bath are empty and business is declining. Out of town it declines even further and there is no point keeping it as a shop from when the current oppupants want to convert it to their residence.
4 walcot Buildings have had the front replaced and it would look great if this house were able to do it too. There is a house off St James square by the Wine vaults that has also been allowed to do it.
To keep it as a shop front when it is a residence looks awful. If you walk up Lansdown Road you can see all the shop fronts with the blinds pulled. This serves no one. It looks awful walking up the street as we all know that they are not working shops and it is dreadful for the people in the houses as they get no light in to their houses.
This property first became a shop in 1830. It was built in 1790 as a single private residence. The occupants are trying to restore the property to it's original splendour and this should be supported. Shouldn't we try and restore georgian Bath or Victorian Bath?
We should support the restoration of our Georgian house by individuals wanting to live and support the community rather than property developers who don't even live in or support our city and are creating more Air B and B's
Our government is supporting changes from retail to residental space.

Jeremy Stiff 6 Walcot Terrace, Walcot, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 6AB S 26/12/2018: I live along the road from Alex and David.
I think that fake shop fronts, when they are not working shops look very silly. Every one knows that it is not a working shop and actually someones home.
The residents then paint the pains of glass, hang up crap curtains or blinds so that they have privacy and it makes the property look very unsightly.
It would be better to let them take it back how it looked when it was originally built back in the seventeen hundreds. It would blend in better with the rest of London Road and then we won't be able to gawp in at them on the way back from Morrisons.