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- Ground Floor, 6 Henrietta Street, Bathwick, Bath
Internal alterations to include removal of existing kitchen and bathroom fittings, partial removal of masonry wall, installation of a new kitchen, minor repair works to existing sash windows to include draught proofing, replacement boiler and various associated internal changes to fixtures, finishes and fittings.
BPT does not typically comment on internal alterations without the benefit of a site visit. However, we are surprised at the lack of detail provided considering the significant Grade I status of the building; in accordance with paragraph 194 of the NPPF, “the level of detail should be proportionate to the assets’ importance”. With regards to the internal wall proposed for removal, we query whether it may be of some historic significance considering its structural, load-bearing function and described “masonry” construction, but this is not elaborated on as part of the Heritage Statement. We therefore consider that further information and assessment appropriate to the significance of the listed building is provided that can then be more appropriately weighed against the proposed public benefit of the scheme.