Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Bath City Farm

Bath City Farm are holding a Spring Plant Sale on Saturday 16th April 11 am – 2 pm and there will be plenty for all the family to do too!
They will be selling good value perennial and annual flower plants, vegetable seedlings, herbs and soft fruit. All proceeds go towards caring for the animals and site.
The café will be open and there will be face painting, the bouncy castle and Animal Magic, as well as all of the animals to visit.
Stuck with nothing else to do or need some plants then go along and enjoy a spring day out and see views of the City that can not be seen from anywhere else.

Monday, 7 March 2016

62 High Street Twerton Bath

A planning appeal has been submitted against refusal of planning permission for a travellers pitch on land behind 62 High Street.

Below is the appeal details.

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Site Location: 62 High Street Twerton Bath Bath And North East Somerset
Description of Proposal: Change of use of land rear of 62 High Street to 1 No. Romany Gypsy pitch including 1 No. mobile home.
Appeal Ref: 16/00014/RF
Application Ref:  15/01469/FUL
Planning Inspectorate Appeal Ref:  APP/F0114/W/16/3143792
Appeal Start Date:  29 February 2016
Appellant:  Ms J. Orchard
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 development, due to its isolated backland location, the proposed acoustic fencing and the future pressure to remove important protected trees, would harm  the character and appearance of the Conservation Area contrary to policies D.2, D.4, BH.6 of the Bath and North East Somerset Local Plan (2007),  policies CP6 and CP11 of the Bath and North East Somerset Core Strategy (2014), the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) and section 72 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act.

 2 The proposed development, due to the presence of large mature trees, would have an unacceptable impact upon the amenities of potential occupiers of the site contrary to policy D.2 of the Bath and North East Somerset Local Plan (2007), policy CP11 of the Bath and North East Somerset Core Strategy (2014) and the National Planning Policy Framework (2012).

 3 The proposed development would result in future pressure from potential occupiers for the important mature trees on the site either being heavily managed or removed contrary to policy NE.4 of the Bath and North East Somerset Local Plan (2007).

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.  Should you wish to make any additional comments regarding the appeal, these should be sent in writing to The Planning Inspectorate, 3/15 Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN by the 4 April 2016 quoting the Inspectorate’s Appeal Reference: APP/F0114/W/16/3143792.  It is the requirement of the Planning Inspectorate that 3 copies of written representations should be provided.   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  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  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

Planning Services
Bath & North East Somerset Council

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Twerton Residents Survey 2016

The Focus team in Twerton are keen to ensure as many residents are listened to as possible, we are therefore pleased to release our 2016 Residents Survey.

You can complete a copy on-line here, or look out for members of the team coming around to talk to you and they will have a paper copy you can complete instead.

It is important to us that we focus on what actually matters to you, so please make your views known.

If you have any questions or issues around our community that you would like to us take a look at please do get in touch.