13 The Tyning, Widcombe, Bath
In response to the Climate Emergency, BPT is supportive of the principle of retrofit works to improve the energy efficiency and thermal performance of Bath’s existing building stock, where this does not result in adverse impact to the special interest of a listed building or the character and appearance of the conservation area.
The panels would be installed on the south-facing side roof slope of the property, which, whilst of some limited public visibility in immediate close-range views from the Tyning, is otherwise an elevation of limited visual significance which is otherwise screened by adjoining housing and street tree planting. Any potential visual ‘harm’ would be less than substantial and clearly outweighed by the public benefits of low-carbon energy generation.
Nonetheless, we do recommend that further details are provided regarding the proposed panel design and finish; we maintain a monochrome panel in a matte finish is preferred to ensure a non-reflective and subdued appearance in accordance with Policy SCR2 of the Core Strategy and Placemaking Plan.
Where timber-framed sash windows are proposed in the new side extension to match the existing windows in the main property, it is assumed that these would be double-glazed.