Planning Applications Reference:19/00467/LBA

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Type of Application:Listed Building Consent (Alts/exts)
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:Garfunkels, Orange Grove, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 1LP
Ward:Abbey
Proposal:Internal alterations to facilitate general refurbishment including installation of new bar, acoustic work to fireplaces and original opening between reception and staircase, decoration and lighting and replacement of sign writing on entrance canopy with leaded glass to match existing.
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-07581312
Applicant Name:The Restaurant Group
Agent Name:Bidwells LLP
Agent Address:Seacourt Tower, West Way, Oxford, OX2 2JJ
Case Officer Name:Caroline Waldron
Date Application Received:02/02/2019
Date Application Validated:02/02/2019
Standard Consultations sent on:07/02/2019
Last advertised on:21/02/2019
Latest Site Notice posted on:15/02/2019
Expiry Date for Consultation :14/03/2019
Target Decision Date30/03/2019

Documents

ConstraintsAgric Land Class 3b,4,5, Article 4 Bath Demolition Wall, Article 4 HMO, Article 4 Reg 7: Estate Agent, Conservation Area, LLFA - Flood Risk Management, MOD Safeguarded Areas, Policy B4 WHS - Boundary, Policy B4 WHS - Indicative Extent, Policy CP9 Affordable Housing Zones, Policy NE1 Green Infrastructure Network, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:Garfunkels,Orange Grove,City Centre,Bath,BA1 1LP.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
05/01908/LBA .Replacement panel to existing fascia sign on conservatory and new signage.01/06/2005Consent
05/01954/AR .Replacement panel to existing fascia.01/07/2005Consent
07/00878/AR .Display of internally illuminated fascia sign to replace existing and 2no. vinyl signs to entrance canopy to replace existing14/03/2007Application Refused
07/00875/LBA .Display of new signage to replace existing14/03/2007Application Refused
13/03192/LBA .Internal refurbishment of the ground floor A3 unit.26/07/2013Consent
13/04044/AR .Display of 1no internally-illuminated fascia sign19/09/2013Application Withdrawn
14/00934/LBA .External alterations for the replacement and refresh of fascia sign.27/02/2014Consent
14/00933/AR .Display of 1no internally-illuminated fascia sign27/02/2014Consent
16/03790/LBA .Internal and external alterations to the main ground floor bar and restaurant including the provision a new central island bar with drinking and dining areas, the provision of new zinc ornate canopy, Edwardian style wrought iron veranda and fabric awnings over the ground floor windows of the bay and the RHS elevation..28/07/2016Application Withdrawn
16/03789/FUL .Change of use to mixed A3/A4 use and refurbishment works to ground floor bar and restaurant including the provision of new zinc ornate canopy, Edwardian style wrought iron veranda and fabric awnings over the ground floor windows of the bay and the RHS elevation.28/07/2016Application Withdrawn
18/02008/LBA .mInternal alterations to redesign the interior of library, reception and main bar area.07/05/2018Application Withdrawn
19/00467/LBA .Internal alterations to facilitate general refurbishment including installation of new bar, acoustic work to fireplaces and original opening between reception and staircase, decoration and lighting and replacement of sign writing on entrance canopy with leaded glass to match existing.02/02/2019Pending Consideration

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Mrs Judith Mistral 45 The Empire, Grand Parade, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 4DF O 16/02/2019: While I have numerous concerns about the proposed changes I am focussing on just two which seem to me to be paramount in regard to any permissions that may be considered by the Council.

Firstly this application is being proposed as a Listed Buildings consent request, as was the previous application in 2018 which was subsequently withdrawn. If this was only about changing furniture and making some internal alterations this consent may be appropriate in order to comply with the preservation of a listed building. However this is actually a change of a use from a restaurant with ancillary alcohol consumption to the reverse, including the alteration of the large dining area to a substantially sized bar with poseur tables. It is clearly intended to be predominantly a drinking establishment run as more of a bar with food. I consider that the Council should recognise this fact and insist that the appropriate application be made in order to comply with existing contractual conditions.

My second objection is the situation of the present Garfunkels, which is not only in a listed building but part of a residential retirement building. Running a business under a building which houses mainly elderly people needs due consideration and sensitivity in relation to particular issues like noise, smell and disturbance. While some of the apartments are separated from the restaurant by the conservatory type area, the outside terrace is right beneath other apartments and conditions regarding use of this terrace are currently in force which may change if the business changes fundamentally in character. As extended hours have also been proposed this would add to the potentially unreasonable disturbance in that area and of course the later night opening hours could affect all residents sleeping on that side of the building immediately above the existing Garfunkels.
16/02/2019