Planning Applications Reference:18/05704/FUL

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Type of Application:Full Application
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:3 - 4 Bath Street, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 1SB
Ward:Abbey
Proposal:Use of public highway for provision of outdoor seating area.
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-07514430
Applicant Name:Fly Fitness
Agent Name:LPC (Trull) Ltd
Agent Address:Trull, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8SQ
Case Officer Name:Samantha Mason
Date Application Received:24/12/2018
Date Application Validated:24/12/2018
Neighbourhood Consultations sent on:02/01/2019
Standard Consultations sent on:07/01/2019
Last advertised on:10/01/2019
Latest Site Notice posted on:10/01/2019
Expiry Date for Consultation :31/01/2019
Target Decision Date18/02/2019

Documents

ConstraintsAgric Land Class 3b,4,5, 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, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:3 Bath Street,City Centre,Bath,BA1 1SB.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
96/00186/FUL .Change of use from bank (Use Class A2) to restaurant (Use Class A3) inlcuding alterations to shopfront and installation of 2 vents to rear elevation16/07/1996Approve
96/00199/LBA .Internal and external alterations to include alterations to shopfront, installation of 2 vents to rear elevation and erection of raised lettering to fascia sign and a hanging sign16/07/1996Approve
96/00196/AR .Display of externally illuminated raised lettering to fascia and a hanging sign16/07/1996Application Refused
97/00581/LBA .External alterations to shopfront, including removal of incised Nat West logo, new double bay window and signage30/06/1997Approve
97/00579/FUL .Alterations to shopfront, including removal of incised Nat west logo and 3no. ATM's and insertion of double bay window01/07/1997Approve
97/00678/LBA .Internal alterations28/07/1997Consent
04/03241/FUL .Proposed disabled ramped access to front of building06/10/2004Application Refused
07/00159/LBA .Internal alterations to form interview rooms17/01/2007Application Refused
07/02050/AR .Display of individual letters, logo and projecting sign27/06/2007Advert Consent Not Required
07/02052/LBA .External alterations to include the display of one set of individual letters and logo and one projecting sign27/06/2007Application Refused
07/03821/LBA .External alterations to include installation of one set of non-illuminated letters and the retention of the existing non-illuminated projecting sign20/12/2007Consent
16/03346/LBA .Change of use from A2 (Financial Services) to A3 (Restaurant)30/06/2016Listed Building Consent Not Required
16/03345/FUL .Change of use from A2 (Financial Services) to A3 (Restaurant)30/06/2016Application Permitted
17/00405/FUL .Internal and external alterations for the refurbishment & improvement of the external access stairway comprising; new wrought iron access gate, new Bath Stone over panel and new Wrought Iron and Zinc Covered Canopy over the entrance to Flats 1-4, replacement of existing front door with Georgian pattern door and insertion of new circular window, replacement Georgian Pattern Sash Windows within existing window openings, replacement Georgian pattern sashes to dormer windows and removal of existing railings and works to existing external walling28/01/2017Application Permitted
17/00406/LBA .Refurbishment & improvement of the external access stairway comprising; new wrought iron access gate, new Bath Stone over panel and new Wrought Iron and Zinc Covered Canopy over the entrance to Flats 1-4, replacement of existing front door with georgian pattern door and insertion of new circular window, replacement Georgian Pattern Sash Windows within existing window openings, replacement Georgian pattern sashes to dormer windows and removal of existing railings and works to existing external walling28/01/2017Consent
17/04255/LBA .Internal and external alterations for the change of use of lower ground floor, ground floor and first floor from Restaurant (use class A3) to Gymnasium (Use Class D2) and Cafe (Use Class A3) with associated works.04/09/2017Consent
17/04254/FUL .Change of use of lower ground floor, ground floor and first floor from Restaurant (use class A3) to Gymnasium (Use Class D2) and Cafe (Use Class A3) with associated works.04/09/2017Application Permitted
17/05998/LBA .Internal and external alterations for the installation of 2no velux rooflights and roof vents with repairs to roof valley/parapet gutters following removal of 2no unauthorised windows on the ground floor side elevation.08/12/2017Application Withdrawn
17/05996/FUL .Installation of 2no velux rooflights and roof vents and repairs to roof valley/parapet gutters following removal of 2no unauthorised windows on the ground floor side elevation.08/12/2017Application Withdrawn
18/05705/AR .Display of fixed signage and 2 no. non-illuminated hanging signs.24/12/2018Pending Consideration
18/05703/LBA .External alterations to include the provision of new signage and area of penant stone floor outside premises.24/12/2018Pending Consideration
18/05704/FUL .Use of public highway for provision of outdoor seating area.24/12/2018Pending Consideration

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
S Crooke Flat 4, 1 Bilbury Lane, City Centre, Bath, BA1 1AZ, O 10/01/2019: Despite having a totally different street address we are the immediate neighbours to this property, being physically attached to the side and rear of it. Our front entrance will almost adjoin the proposed external seating area. This will obviously not only be unsightly for us but also very obstructive in our normal immediate movements in and around our street entrance.
It will also mean that we will lose the covered walkway that we , and every other street user, historically benefits from. As well as the inconvenience and damage to the historic walkway street scene that the tables will unavoidably create, there will almost certainly be rubbish and rubbish bins unnecessarily littering the walkway. These are currently restricted when the property was being used as a bank, and not allowed to spoil the street scene nor restrict the hygienic free access to our property.
Additionally, especially during the summer months, the queue from the Thermae Spa Baths frequently extends all the way along Bath St from the door of the Baths , past Banco Santander, and passed the cloistered end of Bilbury Lane. This queue would now run into these new open air street tables......organised , or rather totally disorganised , chaos will ensue!!
Then add to this problem, the queues that extend in the summer , and during the Xmas Market, from the two Bancon Santander Cash machines !! Totally impracticable and unmanageable already, let alone when fighting for space with unnecessary restaurant tables.
On top of these issues, you then have to bear in mind the existence and extent of the Huts for the Xmas market ! They run the whole length of both sides of Bath St for 3 to 5 weeks including their construction and deconstruction . The rears of the huts already encroach under the covered walkway area...add to this these additional tables and chairs, and there will be ZERO free passageway along Bath St, particularly for permanent residents who don’t have any choice about having to use Bath St to access their property.
Having already covered the obvious inconvenience and obstructive nature of this proposal, one also has to consider the massively damaging effect on the overall historic street scene on one of Bath’s major prime tourist spots! All year round, tourists are walking up and down Bath St between the Pump Room and the Cross Baths , taking their prime photographs of the beautiful , unhindered cloisters and the historic views at each end. I’m sure that a Walls Ice Cream umbrella and a dozen filthy cluttered tables with waste bins will greatly enhance the photographic apppeal of our City. Not!
Lastly, the existing current planning permission was granted on the basis of a “ soft” cafe or rather a small,casual refreshment outlet being created on the ground floor of a 2 storey gym offering a quick drink and possibly a sandwich or piece of cake to the gym users....not a large scale commercial restaurant proposition that would naturally follow this horrible destruction of an historic ,attractive , covered right of way, that would make the free access to our property almost prohibitive, particularly during the summer and Xmas Market months!!
Best regards,
S.Crooke
10/01/2019
Isobel Sheldon Flat 6, 1 Bilbury Lane, City Centre, Bath, BA1 1AZ, O 10/01/2019: I live in the flats, which are in a building which is contiguous with this new "facility" - it is actually attached. The postcode is BA1 1AZ.
My main objection to the serving and consumption of food and drink outside is the RUBBISH that will be created by having seating and tables outside. If waste matter is not cleared up properly, several times a day, it will attract yet more seagulls than we have in the area already, to say nothing of rodents and other vermin which will feast off half- eaten but abandoned snacks and their packets, eventually spreading filth and maybe disease. What arrangements are being made for the refuse bins for this establishment and what reassurance can be given to their neighbours who will be seriously affected by rubbish not managed properly?
Secondly, I need to ACCESS OR LEAVE my property several times a day in peace and safety. I do not want to have to step onto the road or lose the facility of the pavement and the covered walkway to do this, or to weave between table and chairs. The pavements are PUBLIC and are for the safe movement of pedestrians: they are not for tables and chairs and gatherings of people.
Thirdly, there are often big QUEUES which form to use the cash machines and the Thermae Spa. Has it been considered how these queues will be managed if tables and chairs are allowed; and with the subsequent melee of people, how I can safely arrive at or depart from my property?
Fourthly, Bath Street is already seriously choked at the time of the CHRISTMAS MARKET. Getting to and from my property becomes extremely difficult, hazardous even, and it is unreasonable to put any more stress on residents or on this iconic street.
Fifthly, BATH STREET is iconic because it is the home of the Cross Bath, of the Thermae Spa, because it affords an unrivalled view of the attractive entrance and exit to and from the King's and Queen's Baths / Pump Room and it has the unusual feature of the pillars and covered walkway. Tables and chairs, litter and miscellaneous people who will detract from the many photographs that are taken of this tiny, picturesque and historic street will devalue a special part of Bath. Both and the the residents who have chosen to make their home here and the tourists who visit it deserve better than this abhorrent idea.
10/01/2019
Bath Heritage Watchdog O Documents Tab 14/01/2019