16 Clarence Street, Walcot, Bath
16 Clarence Street forms part of an unlisted late 19th/early 20th residential terrace, situated within the Bath Conservation Area and World Heritage Site. It forms one of a number of steeply sloped terrace along a north-west – south-east axis down towards London Road. The terrace remains uniform in scale and character, with two bay two storey facades in Bath stone ashlar incorporating a ground floor bay window, pitched roofs regularly punctuated by stepped chimney stacks, and two storey stack extensions across the rear. A number of properties have had loft conversions with the addition of rooflights to the front/rear roof slopes, but there are very few, if any examples of dormer windows along this terrace. The rear of the terrace is largely obscured from public view by development along Pera Place, and enclosed to the east by the Grade II terrace at Thomas Street. However, no. 16 forms the southernmost end of the terrace and is of some limited visibility in the streetscape due to its exposed gable end.
The dormer as proposed would be a 4-bay addition which would occupy nearly the entire width of the roof and be a dominant addition to the roofscape. We recommend that a dormer of a reduced size would be preferable in this location to maintain a lighter, less overbearing touch at roof level, and allow for increased setback from the south-east gable end. We note there is a current pending scheme at no. 21 (see 22/04592/FUL) for a dormer of a smaller comparative size.