Thursday, 21 March 2019

Linley Close litter and rubbish update

As many of you will be aware, we have been dealing with the on-going issue of litter and rubbish in Linley Close.

We have been working closely with Curo and BANES to reach a solution to help keep this area clean and are pleased that they have now carried out works to help reduce this issue.





As you will see from these pictures, it is an improvement and hope that all residents will benefit from this.

We will, of course, continue to monitor the area and make sure this solution works for all.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Daily updates

It's been fun out there today whilst visiting residents in Sheridan Road, Shaws Way and Poolemead Road.

I've drunk so much tea that i've even had to turn some down today or I would have burst.

We have  been dealing with housing issues, parking problems, HMO issues as well as problems with litter.

All these issues are resolvable and will be dealt with as it's part of engaging with the community and listening to them rater than dictating to them.

We are always happy to help others so please get in touch if you need any help.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Poolemead Road various issues

Whilst out in Poolemead Road yesterday residents raised the following issues with us that we are now resolving.

1) We have reported the broken phone Box and asked that urgent repairs are made to it, residents can report damaged phone boxes to Open reach on 0800 061 610.

2) We have had radiators that were dumped on the grass verge removed.

3) We have requested that the litter Bin by the infant School is emptied.

4) We have written to First Bus regarding the timing of the number 5 Bus from Wedgewood Road that often does not run, we have also raised the issue of the Number 20 coming down Poolemead Road after entering from Pennyquick Hill.

5) The drain that is blocked solid by number 37 has been reported for clearance as has the drain outside the Centurion Public House.


Monday, 18 March 2019

HMO Planning application 21 Shaws Way Twerton

We have a planning application submitted for the conversion of 21 Shaws Way a 3 bedroomed dwelling House into a 4 bedroomed house of multiple occupation.

If you want to view the application make comments or other representations then please follow the link below.

21 Shaws Way

Redland Park

We have been out and about talking with residents across the whole area and have picked up various issues in Redland Park.

1) We have asked Curo to install a new handrail at the steep steps at Woodview Terrace.

2) We have asked that all the parking bays are remarked so that it is easier to park.

3) We have asked for several vehicles that are not compliant with Tax and/or MoT to be removed.

4) We have had several lots of rubbish removed.

5) We are working with the Council and Curo to have the area behind st Michael's Junior School cleaned up.

6) We are constantly asking for maintenance to the lights that are owned by Curo even some that burn all day.

7) The area that is Carrs Woodland is full of rubbish some that has been tipped there and needs to be cleaned up. We are working with the Carrs Woodland group to arrange a good clear up.

Friday, 8 March 2019

HMO Planning appeal 97 Sheridan Road

The document below is the latest planning appeal against refusal of planning consent at 97 Sheridan Road for a six bed HMO.

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Site Location: 97 Sheridan Road Whiteway Bath Bath And North East Somerset
Description of Proposal: Change of use from dwelling house (use class C3) to HMO (use class C4)
Appeal Ref: 19/00020/RF
Application Ref:   18/02507/FUL
Planning Inspectorate Appeal Ref:  APP/F0114/W/19/3223456
Appeal Start Date:  7 March 2019
Appellant:  Mrs Josephine Vercoe
We are writing to inform you that an Appeal has been made to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the above development.  The appeal is against the decision of the Local Planning Authority to refuse planning permission for the development described above.  Permission was refused for the reason(s) set out as follows:

 1 The proposed use of the property as a six bedroom HMO is likely to lead to an adverse effect on the amenity of nearby residents and lead to an unacceptable impact on highway safety, contrary to policies D6 and ST7 of the Bath and North East Somerset Placemaking Plan.

It has been agreed that the appeal should be dealt with on the basis of an exchange of written statements from both parties and a site visit by an Inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate.

Details of the appeal are available for inspection on planning pages of the Councils website http://planning.bathnes.gov.uk/PublicAccess/.  If you do not have access to the internet, you can use the self-service computers at all Council Connect Offices.  They are available at The One Stop Shop, 3-4 Manvers Street in Bath, Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk in Keynsham and The Hollies in Midsomer Norton.

Electronic booklets entitled 'Guide to Taking Part in Planning Appeals' are also available for download on the Council’s website.  Alternatively, you can access these documents via the Planning Inspectorate website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate.  Should you not have access to the internet you can obtain these booklets from any of the Council Connect Offices as listed above or by telephone on 01225 394041.

Any comments made in respect of the original application for development will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate, and taken into account by the Inspector deciding the appeal.

The Planning Inspectorate has introduced an online appeals service which you can use to view details of the appeal and use to make further comments on this appeal if you wish.  Please ensure that if you make further comments they are received by the Planning Inspectorate by the 11 April 2019.  The Planning Inspectorate will not acknowledge representations.  They will however, ensure that letters received by the deadline are passed on to the Inspector dealing with the appeal.  If comments are submitted after the deadline, the Inspector will not normally look at them and they will be returned.  You can also comment in writing to Room 3G, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN,  (please provide 3 copies) quoting the Inspectorate’s Appeal Reference: APP/F0114/W/19/3223456.

You can find the online appeals service on the Planning Inspectorate’s website at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk.  The Inspectorate may publish details of your comments, on their website.  Your comments may include your name, address, email address or phone number.  Please ensure that you only provide information, including personal information belonging to you that you are happy will be made available to others in this way.  If you supply information belonging to a third party please ensure you have their permission to do so.  More detailed information about data protection and privacy matters is available on the Planning Portal.  Please also read our corporate privacy notice: www.bathnes.gov.uk/council-privacy-notice.

Once a decision has been made on the appeal it will be published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.


Planning Services
Bath & North East Somerset Council

 Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Site Location:  97 Sheridan Road Whiteway Bath Bath And North East Somerset
Description of Proposal:  Change of use from dwelling house (use class C3) to HMO (use class C4)
Appeal Ref:  19/00020/RF
Application Ref:  18/02507/FUL
Planning Inspectorate Appeal Ref:  APP/F0114/W/19/3223456
Appeal Start Date:  7 March 2019
Appellant : Mrs Josephine Vercoe
We are writing to inform you that an Appeal has been made to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of
the above development. The appeal is against the decision of the Local Planning Authority to refuse
planning permission for the development described above. Permission was refused for the reason(s)
set out as follows:
1 The proposed use of the property as a six bedroom HMO is likely to lead to an adverse effect on
the amenity of nearby residents and lead to an unacceptable impact on highway safety, contrary to
policies D6 and ST7 of the Bath and North East Somerset Placemaking Plan.
It has been agreed that the appeal should be dealt with on the basis of an exchange of written
statements from both parties and a site visit by an Inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate.
Any comments made in respect of the original application for development will be forwarded to the
Planning Inspectorate, and taken into account by the Inspector deciding the appeal. If you wish to make
additional comments, you can do so online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk. If you do not have
access to the internet, you can send your comments to  Room 3G, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square,
Bristol, BS1 6PN, by the 11 April 2019 quoting the Inspectorate’s Appeal Reference:
 APP/F0114/W/19/3223456. If the Planning Inspectorate receives representations after the deadline
stated above they will not normally be seen by the Inspector and will be returned.
Details of the appeal are available for inspection via the Council’s website
http://planning.bathnes.gov.uk/PublicAccess/. If you do not have access to the internet, you can use the
self-service computers at all Council Connect Offices. They are available at The One Stop Shop, 3-4
Manvers Street in Bath, Keynsham Civic Centre, Market Walk in Keynsham and The Hollies in
Midsomer Norton. Electronic booklets entitled 'Guide to Taking Part in Planning Appeals' are available
for download on the Council’s website www.bathnes.gov.uk. Should you require a hard copy, please
telephone Council Connect on 01225 394041. Alternatively, you can also access this document via the
Planning Inspectorate website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate.
 Planning Services

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Local Elections - scheduled 2nd May

Local Council elections for Bath & North East Somerset are due to be called this month and are scheduled to take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019.  This is your opportunity to vote for the people you want to represent your views on local issues.  There have been some changes made this year, such as the number of Councillors that will cover the whole of Bath and North East Somerset which has been reduced from 65 to 59 and the areas these Councillors cover have also changed.

Tim Ball and Sarah Moore have been selected to stand for election in Twerton and Whiteway Ward, this will now include Haycombe Drive, Rosewarn Close, Blagdon Park and a few houses on Whiteway Road as well as Shophouse Road.




Please remember you have 2 votes in this election and you should use both your votes to elect the candidates you think will continue to work hard for you and represent you on LOCAL issues and LOCAL services.  The Liberal Democrat candidates standing in the South West of Bath have not only carried out a large amount of personal casework, but have all got a considerable amount of issues resolved out in the community. These votes should be about who you think will be there for you.

Make sure you are registered to vote and have your voice heard. The last date for you to register to be able to vote in these elections is Friday 12th April 2019.  You can register on-line  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote, or by calling 01225 477333.