Planning Applications Reference:19/00748/FUL

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Type of Application:Full Application
Status:Pending Consideration
Address of Proposal:16 Lower Borough Walls, City Centre, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA1 1QX
Ward:Abbey
Proposal:Change of use from A3 to mixed A3 (Restaurant) and A5 (Takeaway and Hot Food) Use - including internal and external alterations to existing listed building to provide new internal vertical circulation, commercial kitchen, customer seating and ancillary accommodation
Planning Portal Reference Number:PP-07605428
Applicant Name:Demipower Group
Agent Name:Aaron Evans Architects Ltd
Agent Address:3 Gay Street, City Centre, Bath, BA1 2PH
Case Officer Name:Caroline Power
Date Application Received:21/02/2019
Date Application Validated:21/02/2019
Neighbourhood Consultations sent on:25/02/2019
Standard Consultations sent on:01/03/2019
Last advertised on:07/03/2019
Latest Site Notice posted on:07/03/2019
Expiry Date for Consultation :28/03/2019
Target Decision Date18/04/2019

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, Policy NE5 Ecological Networks, SSSI - Impact Risk Zones
Related Property:16 Lower Borough Walls,City Centre,Bath,BA1 1QX.
Related Property:Former Lloyds Tsb Bank,16 Lower Borough Walls,City Centre,Bath,
Related Property:Upper Floor,16 Lower Borough Walls,City Centre,Bath,BA1 1QR.
Reference Proposal Application Received Status
98/00745/AR .Display of illuminated fascia sign and internally illuminated projecting sign17/08/1998Application Refused
98/01101/LBA .External alterations to display illuminated fascia sign and internally illuminated projecting sign to Lloyds Bank23/12/1998Application Refused
99/00599/LBA .External alterations to replace existing signage due to corporate rebranding to Lloyds Bank23/06/1999Consent
03/00965/AR .2 no. internally-illuminated ATM collar surrounds and 1 no. internally-illuminated projecting sign11/04/2003Application Refused
03/01341/FUL .Change of use of part first floor from ancillary offices to two bed residential unit20/05/2003Application Withdrawn
03/01480/LBA .2 no. internally-illuminated ATM collar surrounds and 1no. internally projecting sign12/06/2003Application Refused
08/02405/AR .Display of non illuminated fascia sign.02/07/2008Advert Consent Not Required
09/02542/LBA .Replacement of solid door with part glazed automated door17/07/2009Application Refused
09/02541/FUL .Replacement of solid door with part glazed automated door17/07/2009Application Refused
19/00749/LBA .Change of use from A3 to mixed A3 (Restaurant) and A5 (Takeaway and Hot Food) Use - including internal and external alterations to existing listed building to provide new internal vertical circulation, commercial kitchen, customer seating and ancillary accommodation21/02/2019Pending Consideration
19/00748/FUL .Change of use from A3 to mixed A3 (Restaurant) and A5 (Takeaway and Hot Food) Use - including internal and external alterations to existing listed building to provide new internal vertical circulation, commercial kitchen, customer seating and ancillary accommodation21/02/2019Pending Consideration
19/00872/AR .Display of 1 no. backlit facia sign, 1 no. illuminated projecting hanging sign and 1 no. internal neon illuminated sign for mixed A3 (Restaurant) and A5 (Takeaway and Hot Food) retail unit.01/03/2019Pending Consideration

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Name Address Comment type Comment1 Comment2 Comment3 Date
Jonathan Langan Flat At, Lamb & Lion, 15 Lower Borough Walls, City Centre, Bath, BA1 1QR, O 21/03/2019: As a resident of Lower Borough Walls, i totally object to this application for a number of reasons.

1- litter/waste, the area already has a massive issue with pests, especially rats from Pigeon Park, adding a fast food takeaway will just multiply this ten fold.

2- Late night noise- a takeaway in Lower Borough Walls would add huge issues with noise at night and trouble/arguments, i have lived in the town centre for the last 4 years and looking at the problems in McDonald's in Southgate that occur every week, i am baffled at how this application would be entertained.

3- Smell/Grease- the entire area will stink of deep fat fryer grease.

4- Pigeon Park- the park is already an issue with drunks and junkies, adding a takeaway to to area is just asking for trouble as it will lead to more people hanging out in the park, especially late night, leading to more issues of confrontation/fights, this will all add to the strain on the local authorities.

A fast food takeaway doesn't fit in with the rest of the street which has a 5 star hotel, a pub, a couple of nice cafes, chapel arts centre and soon to be finished development of high end apartments.

21/03/2019
Darrell Read Flat 2, 6 Lower Borough Walls, City Centre, Bath, BA1 1QR, O 27/02/2019: As a resident in neighbouring property I wish to object to the change of use to a takeaway for a number of reasons.

Traffic: A takeaway business is going to attract an increase in traffic as customers will wish to drive to collect orders. The street already has very limited provision for loading and residents parking. Frequently vehicles are illegally parked in the existing permit and disabled bays (outside of the hours the raising bollard is in operation). Customer collecting takeaways will increase this.

Noise: Late opening hours will increase the noise in the street late at night impacting the lives and sleep of residents in the street.

Litter: Takeaways result in an increase in litter being dropped in the street. There are already problems with gulls, pigeons and rats in this street and additional food waste will worsen this problem.

Anti-social behaviour: The park in this street (known as 'Pigeon Park') is frequently subject to antisocial behaviour late at night with people playing loud music, shouting, consuming alcohol and taking drugs. This severely impacts residents in the neighbouring properties and a late night take away in the street will cause more people to gravitate to this area.
27/02/2019
Jessica Young Flat 1, 6 Lower Borough Walls, City Centre, Bath, BA1 1QR, O 28/02/2019: As a resident living opposite the proposed takeaway site, I highly object to this application.

As a mother of a seven year old child, the noise levels in the evenings from intoxicated customers will be unbearable at a time when she should be able to sleep. This can clearly be compared to the Southgate McDonalds, which causes a great deal of noise pollution, and attracts intoxicated club goers until the early hours of the morning. .

The customers would then inevitably sit in the park opposite long after the takeaway closes at 12 or 1am. This park already has issues with antisocial behaviour, including drug taking, loud music and shouting. Pest control will also be a massive issue, as pigeons, seagulls and rats are already a problem with regards to litter and overflowing bins.

Other local businesses will also greatly suffer. There are two independent cafes opposite, and next door is a well loved local pub that serves food, The Lamb and Lion. To push a chain takeaway into an area that already contains great food options is awful, and a sad commentary on the changing face of Bath. A chain takeaway will alter the street immeasurably, with the possibility of driving independents away.

Extra traffic will also add to the noise pollution and cut down on resident's parking spaces, not to mention the Deliveroo drivers that would be constantly coming and going. Another issue for the local businesses and residents would be the increase in delivery vehicles in the early hours of the morning. There is already limited space for the current delivery drivers to unload, and from experience working in hospitality, some delivery drivers will drive away if they are unable to park due to a small delivery window. This will affect Lamb and Lion in particular.

Overall, by placing a chain takeaway venue in an area where it will greatly effect the lives of residents and businesses alike is unacceptable.


28/02/2019
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