6 Abbeygate Street, City Centre
The Trust objects to this application on the basis that the addition of tables and chairs in this location is cluttering and intrusive on the historic street scene and therefore harmful. This is a much used entrance to one of the most important historic sites within the WHS (Abbey Green) and in our view the setting of this scheduled ancient monument should be kept clear of unnecessary low quality clutter. There are also obviously access and amenity problems with the application too.
The proposed scheme would neither preserve nor enhance the special interest of the historic setting or the setting of multiple important listed buildings. Therefore the proposal would be contrary to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Act) 1990, Section 16 (Conserving and enhancing the historic environment) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), policies; B1, B4, B2, and CP6 of the B&NES Core Strategy and policies CP6, HE1, D9, B4 of the Placemaking Plan. We would therefore recommend that the application is refused.