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Watchdog Comments On Applications

This section is provided to give the members of the Development Management Committee a direct route to the Watchdog comments for the applications on their agenda.  The comments, accessed through the link under "Application" in the table below (when present), will display in a new window in a format that can be printed or downloaded.  The link under "Location" is for the complete document set on the planning file.

Use this Full Set link to see all the Watchdog comments made on applications that have not yet been determined.

Use this Decisions link to see the weekly list of planning decisions

The function provided by the Development Management Committee for the previous Council is now provided by the Planning Committee.
Details of the membership of the Planning Committee are on the council website.

Planning Committee Date:  5 May 2021

The agenda for this meeting has now been published.
There are three items on the agenda, all in Bath.
Watchdog has commented on one of them.


Application Location

DCC Advice

20/00552/FUL + Update Ugh Scala, Shaftesbury Road

See Note below

Note:  The Ward Councillor's identification of all the planning policies that this development fails to meet makes this recommendation rather unexpected:
1. This area of Oldfield Park is saturated in HMOs, so building further PBSA is contrary to policy CP10;
2. Any proposed restrictions on parking for the student tenants are not enforceable;
3. Core Strategy & Placemaking Plan polices D2, D3, D5 & D6 on design, massing and materials are not adhered to;
4. There will be additional pressure on already overloaded infrastructure (such as bus services and parking) and are thus not sustainable in this context;
5. The proposed blocks are too high and exceed the Bath Building Heights Strategy guidelines for the hill slopes zone. This has impact on the WHS setting and the views across the city;


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Planning Committee Date:  2 June 2021

The agenda for this meeting has not yet been published.


Planning Committee Date:  30 June 2021

The agenda for this meeting has not yet been published.