Hope House, Lansdown Road, Lansdown, Bath
Where tree maintenance works are proposed, incorporating a mixture of felling and pruning works, we trust that these works have been informed by the assessment of a qualified arborist. Works should be assessed in relation as to their necessity for the ongoing maintenance and health of all trees affected, and the wider health and success of this tree belt.
The indication of future re-planting works by the applicant within the Application Form is positive.
We maintain the importance of sustaining and enhancing the extent of tree coverage in this area, and its resulting visual contribution to the character and appearance of the setting of multiple heritage assets, including the Grade I listed Lansdown Crescent, the Bath City-Wide Conservation Area, and the World Heritage Site. This area of tree planting positively contributes to the intentional, rural outlook of Lansdown Crescent; the combined effect of the elevated position of the Crescent, the sloped agrarian field to the front, and the use of trees to screen more urban views of Bath to the south allows for a direct connection with panoramic views of Bath’s undeveloped hillside setting. The secluded and tranquil appearance and atmosphere of Lansdown Crescent should be sustained and enhanced wherever possible where this clearly demonstrates the designed relationship between buildings and their landscape and the associated Georgian Town Planning OUV of the World Heritage Site.