10 Highbury Place, Walcot, Bath
BPT had the following comments in response to withdrawn application 21/02380/LBA:
“We note the use of buff brick as incongruous within this area, and query whether the proposed rear wall could be constructed from the Bath stone proposed for removal as part of the proposed demolition works.” We also acknowledged that a number of gardens along this part of the terrace had similarly made space for off-street parking, although there is a surviving prevalence of stone boundary walls and gate piers with hipped coping stones.
It is indicated within this application that the proposed rear retaining wall would be Bath stone ashlar, which addresses our previous comments – although we do express a preference for the stone from the existing boundary wall to be retained and reused as part of the material history of the site.
The principle of EV charging is positive, but we recommend further material details of the proposed charging post are provided.