Thursday, 30 August 2018

Mixed planning results at Development Control Committee

97 Sheridan Road

We are pleased to be able to inform residents that the controversial planning application to convert 97 Sheridan Road into an HMO has been turned down by Bath & North East Somerset Council's Development Control Committee on 29th August.

Twerton Councillor Tim Ball who addressed the meeting had referred the item to the committee after receiving numerous comments from residents concerning the scale of the application.

The application was rejected on the grounds of the amount of parking problems that it would cause and on road safety issues and also causing residential harm to the area. Members of the committee expressed concern that this property formerly a 3 bedroomed family home was to become a six bed HMO.

99 Sheridan Road

This application was for a four bedroomed HMO although we laid the same concerns as 97 Sheridan Road, members of the Development Control Committee approved the application as they thought that the scale of the development was less of a problem.

We have also asked for an urgent policy review on how the number of current HMO units are counted by the planning department.
If you have concerns about any planning application, then please let us know as without your input we are powerless to be able to help.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Two planning applications to report one variation of use one HMO

1) Freedom House , Lower Bristol Road, Twerton, Bath, BA2 1EP

This application is to formalise car parking arrangements to the rear of Freedom House and so they can share the carparking they have with Curo, and it their words stop parking over spilling on to local Roads.

Please follow this link to view or comment on this application.

2) 2 Windrush Close, Whiteway, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 1PL
Change of use from 3 bed dwelling house (use class C3) to 5 bed house in multiple occupation (use class C4)

Please follow this link to view or comment on this application. 

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Dogs mess Twerton High Street

I have been receiving rather a lot of complaints from residents about the amount of dogs mess that there is on Twerton High Street that is being caused by just a few dogs.

I have asked that the dogs mess is cleared up and that the culprits the dog owners are caught and dealt with.

It is annoying that some people are not caring enough to pick up the mess that their dogs are making.

Please let me know if you are aware of further problems.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Highland Road ( street cleaning issues )

We have asked the council and Curo to take action to remove the weeds and rubbish from the footpaths in Highland Road.

Weeds that have grown through the paths are not acceptable  and residents should not be expected to put up with the untidy conditions that have been created.

We would expect the are to be brought back up to standard in a very short period of time.

We will be monitoring the condition of this area and will be chasing the matter up if it is not brought up to an acceptable standard.