13 Beaufort West, Lambridge, Bath
13 Beaufort West forms part of a Grade II late Georgian residential terrace 8-17 Beaufort West situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. It forms the streetscape setting for, and is contemporary to, the other Grade II listed ‘half’ of the terrace 1-7 Beaufort West. The terrace is set back from the road with generous private front gardens bordering the roadside; due to the angle of the terrace, 8-17 Beaufort West are set back further from the roadside and have significantly decreased public visibility from London Road, although views across the terrace from the north are maintained along St Saviours Way. This has resulted in the planting of hedgerows to maintain privacy that have contributed to the verdant character of the streetscape, complementing the adjacent tree planting in front of Grosvenor Place.
BPT has previously commented on similar works at 8 Beaufort West which were consequently consented (see 19/05558/LBA).
We reiterate that we do not oppose the proposed external staircase to enable basement access via the existing entrance, although we’d like to clarify if this access has a historical precedent at this property.
We recommend that further details regarding the materiality and design of the proposed railings and external staircase are submitted to the LPA to minimise harm and ensure a high quality finish in keeping with the traditional appearance and character of a listed building.