Bowling Green And Tennis Courts, Royal Avenue, City Centre

Variation of conditions 1 (Winter use), 2 (Summer Use) and 8 (Plans List) of application 17/03760/FUL (Erection of cafe and sports and recreational facilities and erection of a temporary ice…
Our Response

This application concerns the bowling green and tennis courts situated along the external boundary of the Grade I late Georgian Royal Victoria Park, within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage site.

We would note this application has some discrepancies regarding the proposed extension of Condition 1; it is unclear as to whether this application seeks to extend the winter use of the tennis courts by three, or four, years. We would recommend this is clarified with the LPA.

We additionally have some concerns regarding how the new proposed layout and infrastructure will affect the character of the area, although we note the proposed layout appears to have already been adopted in 2019 as visible in Google Maps. We feel that there has been a missed opportunity to incorporate further green infrastructure, as seen in the permitted application 17/03760/FUL, as well as more functional elements such as rubbish bins.

Application Number: 20/01853/VAR
Application Date: 05/06/2020
Closing Date: 09/07/2020
Address: Bowling Green And Tennis Courts, Royal Avenue, City Centre
Our Submission Status: Comment