4 Woodlands Park, Lower Swainswick, Bath
4 Woodlands Park is an unlisted detached 20th century dwelling, situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. It is located off Gloucester Road within a self-contained cul-de-sac off Elm Grove.
The dwelling forms part of a relatively enclosed streetscape and therefore the introduction of PV panels would be of limited visual impact. However, considering the significant volume of panels to be mounted across the southern roof slope and the possibility of setting a design precedent within this area, we strongly recommend further details about the scale, appearance, colour, and finish of the proposed panels are submitted as part of this application due to the amount of variety seen in different panel specifications. We emphasise our preference for ‘frameless’ panels with a matt black finish to minimise reflectivity and possible brightness of appearance and blend in as best as possible with the existing roof covering. Panels should sit as flush with the existing roof slope as practicable to prevent a visible ‘increase’ in roof ridge height.