15 Lansdown Place East, Lansdown
15 Lansdown Place East is part of a Grade II Georgian terrace designed by John Palmer located within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. It forms an integral part of the contextual setting of Bath’s internationally-recognised architectural ensembles such as the Grade I Lansdown Crescent and associated landscaping. Whilst this application proposes changes made to the rear of the building, consideration must be made for the setting of a series of Grade II Victorian mews, as well as any impact on the rear elevation of 15 Lansdown Place East. The rear elevations of Georgian buildings are as important as their more formalised frontage treatment due to their diversity of architectural design and numerous later additions indicative of a narrative of changing residential functions and fashions.
BPT previously commented in response to application 19/04508/LBA with regards to the scale and appearance of the proposed garage. This application is a resubmission of 19/04508/LBA but we note the garage has been omitted from proposals.
We maintain there is a continued absence of proposed site plans which show the proposed extension in relation to the reclaimed garden space.
We additionally suggest an existing and proposed east elevation of the garage from Upper Lansdown Mews should be submitted to the case officer to further elaborate how the proposed boundary wall would integrate with neighbouring sections of boundary wall, as well as whether it would be stepped down to the existing height of the garage or the existing boundary wall coping carried across.