Tips for commenting to the Council

These are some points you might like to consider when submitting comments to the Council.  Planning Applications Reference:18/02330/FUL The proposals are an over-development of a backland site. A set of pre-application proposals were unacceptable to the Council.  The planning application proposals are not substantially different and are equally unacceptable...
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OBJECT to the latest Retrospective Planning Application

"Pitched" roof
The applicant has submitted another retrospective planning application, proposing some minimal changes to the building. Information on this application can be seen here http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/planningdocuments=15/02931/FUL In effect the applicant has, by submitting this application which requires changes to the completed building, admitted that what has been bui...
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The Appeal process – make your voice heard

View from Hayesfield 6th form block
The developer has submitted Appeals against the decisions of B&NES Development Control Committee and the Planning Inspectorate has decided to hold a Public Inquiry. You can support the Councils actions by writing to; The Planning Inspectorate - Appeal refs ; APP/F0114/C/15/3053105 and APP/F0114W/15/3023066 Registry/Scanning, Room 3/01 Kite Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 T...
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Refused Retrospective Planning Application & Enforcement Action

Projections & protrusions
The B&NES Development Control Committee refused the Retrospective Planning Application. The decision notice states the reason for refusal was: "The development, by reason of its excessive height, bulk and inappropriate design, incorporating enlargements of the side wings at fourth floor level a predominance of flat roofed elements, and a cluttered roof, is incongru...
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Evidence

This is one example of a developer of deliberately ignoring the planning system. If this development is allowed, the door is open for other developers to try the same ploy. It will become increasingly difficult for councils' to enforce planning decisions and for stakeholders to have faith in the planning system. If you have stories - good or bad - of similar case...
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What’s happening …

Junction Road & Environs Residents
29 APRIL 2015 The B&NES Development Control Committee will determine whether to support the recommendation to issue an Enforcement Notice requiring the demolition of the building within 6 months. The Committee report makes its clear that the developer knew it would be constructing a different building when it commenced work in February 2012, but they did not seek pl...
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