Audley House Park Gardens Lower Weston
The Trust can see no revisions to this application and therefore we repeat our earlier objection to this scheme:
The Trust objects to this application on the basis that a dormer on the front elevation of this property would amount to harm to the special interest of the listed building and this harm is not outweighed by any public benefits.
The front elevation is the most decorated and significant. The proposed dormer would be a visible intervention on this elevation, detracting from the architectural integrity and designed appearance of the building and intruding upon the roofscape. The heritage statement is limited to five paragraphs and does not address the property’s setting in the conservation area or the WHS. The application also fails to consider the impact the proposed dormer would have on the architectural significance of this listed building designed by the notable Bath architect James Wilson and is therefore significance not assessed proportionally or appropriately.
This proposal would harm the special interest of the listed building and would neither preserve nor enhance the character and appearance of the conservation area and is contrary to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and fails to comply with Section 12 (Conserving and enhancing the historic environment) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), policies; B1, B4 and CP6 of the B&NES Core Strategy and policies; DW1, B1,B4 & HE1 of the B&NES Placemaking Plan. For this reason we object to this application and recommend that the scheme is refused.