- BANES Decision
- Application Number
- Application Date
- Closing Date
- 47 Milsom Street, City Centre
Internal works to the ground and first floor of the bank which involves remodelling of the existing layout at ground floor level, replacement of floor, wall and ceiling finishes. Exterior works are limited to the facade on Green Street and consists of the removal of 1no. existing window marketing unit and installation of opaque window film to eliminate views into the back of house area.
BPT supports the principle of this scheme, and does not wish to comment on the proposed internal changes that aim to improve the use and function of the building. However, we maintain our position against the use of internal window vinyls. The Trust is generally opposed to vinyls with excessive window coverage as we feel that these ‘deaden’ the streetscape and distract from the aesthetic merit of listed building frontages. We feel that this application is an opportunity to improve 47 Milsom Street’s external appearance through the use of a more subtle and sensitive frontage display in accordance with section 16 of the NPPF and Core Strategy and Placemaking Plan Policies CP6, D1-D5, D9, and HE1.