City Of Bath College, Milk Street, Bath
This application relates to the Hampton Hotel, a contemporary hotel scheme permitted in 2018 following the demolition of the existing Ralph Allen Bath College Building. The site is situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage site.
The Trust would highlight some apparent discrepancies within the application. Whilst the D&A Statement claims that “the 3no. principal signs are designed to have a low level of illuminance of 20cd/m”, the signs have an identified “maximum output of 600cd/m2”. Bath has an established character as a low-level illuminated city with a low-light evening and night-time character. Therefore, should the principle of illuminated signage be deemed acceptable within this area, we would strongly recommend that signage with a lower maximum output is selected to prevent unwanted lightspill at the detriment to the appearance and character of the conservation area and World Heritage site.