A consultation was held in 2013 regarding the redevelopment potential of the ex-MOD site on Granville Road. The initial premise was welcomed, albeit with concerns regarding the proposed three-storey site scale on the streetscape of Granville Road.
See our 2013 consultation feedback here.
In 2014, planning application 14/01853/EFUL was submitted, proposing a development of 181 residential homes. Whilst supporting the principle of housing on the site, BPT maintained a position of objection. We were seriously concerned about the implications of the approved development for Ensleigh at the gateway to the World Heritage Site. We feel that the 3-4 storey heights, combined with a layout that has little regard to the setting of Beckford’s Tower, compromises the value of the World Heritage Site and its setting.
See our initial June 2014 response here.
See our September 2014 amended response here.
See our October 2014 amended response here.
The scheme was approved in April 2015. Work started on-site in 2016, and is scheduled for completion in 2020. The Trust has been involved in tree-planting works along the south-east boundary of the site to mitigate the development’s impact in long-ranging views down into the World Heritage site.