Monday 27 May 2024

Culverhay/BCA - Rush Hill Site Update

Local Councillors Sarah Moore and Tim Ball have called on the cabinet to approve the papers at the upcoming Cabinet Meeting in June. 

After years of fighting to retain a strong education role for the Culverhay/BCA site by Councillors Sarah Moore and Tim Ball and other Councillors, and thanks to the dedication of the cabinet member for young people and children, the Council has secured two major government new build investments for the site with a possible total value in excess of £50m. 

We have had regular meetings with fellow South West Bath Councillors, Cabinet Members and Council officers because we value the current site uses and with two such large schools proposed on the site, we are also hopeful we will be able to have shared facilities for our residents outside school hours.

One school is for a 120 place SEND provision to allow for greater access for youngsters locally and another 55 place school for alternative provision for young people struggling at regular schools.

These decisions will commit that the site will retain a clear education role for the long term. We will keep residents updated on the decision for this and also the progress of the work, should it be approved.

Councillor Sarah Moore will be speaking at the Cabinet meeting to urge the proposals are accepted and we will keep you updated on the progress of this project.

Monday 8 April 2024

Planning Applications w/c 08.04.2024

This week we have 1 planning application for Twerton/Whiteway, please see the details below and if you want to comment, please follow the relevant link. 

Ward: Twerton App                                                 Ref: 24/01120/FUL

Parish: N/A

Registered: 29th March 2024                                Expiry Date: 24th May 2024

Location: Garages And Parking Area East Of 105 Kelston View Whiteway Bath Bath And North East Somerset

Grid Ref: (E)372180 - (N)164220                          LB Grade: N/A

Proposal: Demolition of existing garages and the erection of 4 No. residential apartments, parking and associated works

Officer: Christopher Masters

Applicant: Curo                                                  Agent: Boon Brown Architects

                  Curo                                                               Motivo
                  The Maltings                                                  Alvington
                  River Place                                                    Yeovil
                  Twerton                                                          Somerset
                  Bath                                                                BA20 2FG
                  Bath And North East Somerset
                  BA2 1EP

To view the case click on the link here.

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Planning Applications w/c 05.02.2024

This week we have 1 planning application for Twerton/Whiteway, please see the details below and if you want to comment, please follow the relevant link. 


Ward:               Twerton                                                  App Ref:            24/00219/FUL

Parish:             N/A

Registered:      30th January 2024                                 Expiry Date:            26th March 2024

Location:         Minerva House  Lower Bristol Road Twerton Bath Bath And North East Somerset BA2 9ER

Grid Ref:          (E)371877 - (N)165403                          LB Grade:            N/A

Proposal:         Change of use from offices (use class E) to 12 no. student cluster flats (Sui Generis) comprising 54 no. bedspaces, ground floor undercroft infill extension, external alterations, bin store and cycle parking outbuildings and associated works.

Officer:            David MacFadyen

Applicant:        Rengen Minerva Limited

Agent:    Stokes Morgan Planning Ltd

C/o Agent

C/o Phil Morgan

41A High Street

Nailsea

Bristol

BS48 1AS

To view the case click on the link here.



Wednesday 31 January 2024

More roads to be resurfaced

Councillors Tim Ball and Sarah Moore are pleased to confirm more roads in Twerton and Whiteway are set to be resurfaced over to coming year.

With over half the roads in the ward being resurfaced over the past 5 years, the Highways team have confirmed that both Woodhouse Road and Rosewarn Close are on the schedule for resurfacing over the next year.

We will confirm more details about dates and logistics as soon as they have been confirmed.

Better road surfaces was an election commitment that both Tim and Sarah made last year and continue to pursue.

We are also hopeful to have some further road news after next month's Council budget meeting. 

Tuesday 30 January 2024

Planning Applications w/c 29.01.2024

This week we have 2 planning applications for Twerton/Whiteway, please see the details below and if you want to comment, please follow the relevant link. 

Ward:               Twerton                                    App Ref:            24/00224/FUL

Parish:             N/A

Registered:      24th January 2024                                 Expiry Date:            20th March 2024

Location:         17 Day Crescent Twerton Bath Bath And North East Somerset BA2 1RY 

Grid Ref:          (E)371862 - (N)164830                          LB Grade:            N/A

Proposal:         Change of use from 4 bedroom dwelling (Use Class C3) to a 9 bedroom House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) (Use Class Sui-Generis) HMO with rear extension.

Officer:            Christopher Masters

Applicant:        Forest Edge Properties

Agent:    Knight Architectural Design

C/O Mr Andrew Long
Clover Farm
Brickworth Road
Whiteparish
Salisbury
SP52QG
United Kingdom
 

Unit 7 The Quarterdeck
Port Solent
Portsmouth
PO6 4TP

To view the case click on the link here.


Ward:               Twerton                                    App Ref:            24/00276/FUL

Parish:             N/A

Registered:      23rd January 2024                                Expiry Date:            19th March 2024

Location:         40 Haycombe Drive Southdown Bath Bath And North East Somerset BA2 1PG 

Grid Ref:          (E)372229 - (N)163804                          LB Grade:            N/A

Proposal:         Changes to window and door fenestration to the front, side and rear elevations.

Officer:            Christopher Masters

Applicant:        Symon

Agent:    Dimension 22

Priory Coach House
52A Lyncombe Hill
Lyncombe
Bath
Bath And North East Somerset
BA2 4PJ

71 Rush Hill
Southdown
Bath
Bath And North East Somerset
BA2 2QT

To view the case click on the link here.


Monday 29 January 2024

Pennyquick Park - Further updates

We are pleased to confirm the 4th piece of outdoor gym equipment has now arrived and is due to be installed over the next couple of weeks.

A Ski stepper similar to the one pictured below will be installed alongside the existing outdoor gym equipment next to the basketball court.


We are happy to see the lights on the basketball court have finally been repaired.

We have also had confirmation that 2 picnic benches will be installed shortly.  One of these will have an extended table to enable wheelchair users to be able to enjoy spending time in Pennyquick Park with family and friends.

We hope to bring more news about the play area in Whiteway Green shortly, which we are working closely with Curo on.


Tuesday 28 November 2023

Resident's Discovery Card

If you live within Bath and North East Somerset, you can get a Residents' Discovery Card, which entitles you to exclusive offers and discounts in the area. 

You can apply for your Residents' Discovery Card online by following the application process on this page.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must live in Bath and North East Somerset, and belong to one of the following groups:

  • Adults (18+) who pay Council Tax to Bath & North East Somerset Council, or can provide another proof of residency 
  • Children aged 14 or over
  • Students in full-time education on a course which lasts for one year or more

You'll need to prove you're eligible by providing some basic identification and proof of residency. Please use the list of acceptable documents below to help you.

Applying for a Residents' Discovery Card is simple, but you will need to know a few things before you start. 

Before you apply

As part of the application process, you will need to:

  • Decide whether you'd like a physical or digital Discovery Card
  • Book an appointment to collect and activate your card before you use it for the first time
  • Make sure you've got appropriate documents or identification to bring to your appointment
  • Be prepared to have your photo taken at your appointment

During the application process, we will ask you to book an appointment to collect and activate your card.

We recommend that you apply for and activate your Residents' Discovery Card before the day you plan to use it for the first time.

It may be possible to book an activation appointment on the day of your planned visit, but this is not guaranteed.

Available locations

You can select any of the following locations to have your photo taken and card validated. You cannot use your card until it has been activated.

Bath:

Keynsham:

Midsomer Norton:


For more details of how to apply and get your discovery card please follow this link.