New HMO controls to be scrutinised

by oldfield on 27 June, 2017

The Council will be scrutinising proposals for new controls on HMOs throughout the City at a public meeting on Tuesday 4th July. The proposals are to change the Council’s HMO Supplementary Planning Document to reduce the percentage of  HMOs permitted in communities. The committee reports can be found here (Item 9): https://democracy.bathnes.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=553&MId=4597&Ver=4

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Flats in the Moorlfields Estate are to keep their weekly waste collections following an intervention from Cllr Will Sandry.

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The Council is proposing to develop land the behind 89-125 Englishcombe Lane. Will and Shaun have met with Council officers have requested a public meeting be held in advance of any formal planning application coming forward. We know that a development at this location will be of concern to some neighbouring residents and want to make sure […]

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HMO Licensing Survey

by oldfield on 15 June, 2017

The Council is reviewing the existing Additional HMO licensing scheme that is in place in Oldfield, Westmoreland and Widcombe wards. The scheme was introduced in January 2014 and lasts until December 2018.  It requires all multiple occupancy shared houses to be licensed by the Council in the designated area and meet minimum standards of safety, welfare […]

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Summer Play Days at the Sandpits

by oldfield on 11 June, 2017

The Bath Area Play project will be holding two play days at the Sandpits over the summer. The dates will be Thursday 27th July and Wednesday 16th August and between 1pm and 4pm. Will and Shaun have used Ward Councillor Initiative funding available to them to sponsor these two events. BAPP are also holding play days throughout the summer […]

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The planning application for luxury student flats at the Wansdyke Business Centre has been refused by the Council’s planning committee today. Will commented: “People in Bath want, affordable housing and a range of jobs to be available for their young people. They have had enough of luxury studios being built for wealthy international students to fuel the growth agenda […]

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Moving Out Campaign 2017

by oldfield on 9 March, 2017

This year’s campaign to help students in the community manage their waste when they move out gets underway this month. The Student Community Partnership have identified seven locations in the area where British Heart Foundation (BHF) collection banks will be placed between April and July. Last year donations through the banks and on campus collected just over £86,000 for the BHF. […]

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Developers have made a new application for Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) at the Wansdyke Business Centre. You can view and comment on the application on the Council’s Planning Portal by following this link. In a joint statement Will and Shaun said: “This application does not meet the needs of the community. The Universities are important […]

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Bath Bakery – Moorland Road – an update

by oldfield on 7 February, 2017

Will’s been speaking with Council Officers from the Public Protection Team who have dealing with the former Bath Bakery shop for the past few weeks. The situation is complicated by the fact Bath Bakery went into bankruptcy. The site was locked down by the Government’s Insolvency Service. Only people authorised by the Official Receiver can enter the site, […]

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Monksdale Road Allotments

by oldfield on 5 February, 2017

Plots are currently available on the Monksdale Road Allotments. Please visit the Allotments Page of the Council’s Website for details of how to apply. 

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