Proposal

External alterations for erection of single storey rear extension following demolition of existing rear extension.

Our Response

30 Thomas Street forms part of a Grade II 1830 section of three storey terraced dwellings situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. It is sited next to the Grade II 1830 Former Thomas Street Chapel, and forms part of the largely Grade II 1830 Thomas Street running up to meet the Grade II early 19th century terrace at Lyndhurst Place. The street is defined by its regular, stepped articulation down the eastern slope to meet London Road, in which the Former Thomas Street Chapel remains the focal visual point in height, scale, and detailing. The rear elevations of the terrace form part of the backland character as viewed from Pera Road and remain architecturally significant in their presentation of a narrative of material change and domestic function separate from the formal articulation of the terrace’s principal façade.

BPT previously objected to ongoing application 20/04280/FUL for the same works, on grounds of the absence of an LBA application. We are therefore pleased to see that an LBA has consequently been submitted with the appropriate documentation.

However, there appear to be some discrepancies in the plans and drawings that do not correlate with the extent of the works proposed. The existing and proposed first floor plan indicates a new doorway and upper floor room, despite the proposed extension being of a single storey as shown in the existing and proposed elevations. We would therefore encourage this to be clarified with the case officer and drawings appropriately amended to reflect the works as described.

We note these discrepancies also appear in application 20/04280/FUL. Furthermore, the proposed rear elevation in this FUL application also shows the proposed removal of a rear window that is not addressed as part of works, although this appears to have been resolved as part of the LBA.

Application Number: 20/04901/LBA
Application Date: 21/12/2020
Closing Date: 04/02/2021
Address: 30 Thomas Street, Walcot
Our Submission Status: Comment
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