The Planning Inspectorate have dismissed both appeals against the Council’s decision to refuse student accommodation being built at the Wansdyke Business Centre. Cllr Will Sandry said: “I am delighted. This is the right outcome for our community. Local people knew that these were bad proposals and I am pleased the Planning Inspector has agreed. I’m […]

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Subway have submitted a planning application to make internal alterations at the former Shaw Trust shop on Moorland Road. The proposal includes removing and replacing the existing shop front. Subway propose to open from 7am to 10pm daily except on Saturday evenings when they have applied to stay open until 1130pm. You can view and […]

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Statement : Baskervilles Gym

by oldfield on 16 October, 2017

Baskervilles Gym have applied for planning permission to extend their building and put a new car park on part of the Moorlands Recreation Ground. Follow this link to view the application. We know that Baskervilles is popular and successful family business which provides excellent sporting opportunities to the people of Bath and beyond. Over the […]

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New HMO consultation

by oldfield on 4 September, 2017

In 2013 Liberal Democrats introduced controls on the number of HMOs across the City. The Council is currently reviewing the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). An existing “Article 4 Direction” (a term in planning law) withdraws the Permitted Development Right for the change of use from family homes (Use Class C3) to Houses […]

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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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