Friday, 8 April 2016

Planning application on The Hollow - City Farm rejected

Good News
It is great to see that this application has been rejected. Cllr Dine Romero was active with the residents in putting forward reasons to refuse this application. Let's hope there is no appeal against the decision and we can move on and get this parcel of land properly designated into the mosaic of green spaces that make Bath Special.


Picture of Cllr Dine Romero with residents in July 2015 when the campaign started.


FROM this week's Chronicle - see links at bottom of article

Planning permission to build 20 new homes in the Bath area has been refused by Bath and North East Somerset Council.
An application to build the homes on the land between Bath City Farm and Cotswold View on The Hollow, Southdown was turned down on several points including:
"The proposed development will adversely affect the contribution that this important hillside location makes towards the character and landscape setting of Bath resulting in harm towards the Outstanding Universal Values of the Bath World Heritage Site and the setting of this part of the Bath Conservation Area, " according to a council statement.
Officers were also unhappy with the scale and mass of the proposed development by Juniper Homes, and the damage it would do to wildlife and plant life, it has insufficient access to a public road does not comply with the council's affordable housing criteria.
Local Campaigner Sarah Moore said "This is really good news and a great result for the local residents that put such effort into their campaign".
Councillor Tim Ball added "We are aware the applicant could appeal this decision, however, we are going to push to get this land formally designated as green space".


Read more: http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Planning-permission-build-20-new-homes-Bath/story-29070195-detail/story.html#ixzz45DZRtQT0 
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