Howdens Unit, 2-4 Locksbrook Trading Estate, Lower Weston

Display of 4no. externally illuminated elevation signs.
Our Response

2-4 Locksbrook Trading Estate is a light industrial building situated in the Bath conservation area and World Heritage site. It is adjacent to the Grade II Herman Miller Factory.

BPT resists the principle of illuminated signage. Bath is recognised as a low-illuminated city in which the maintained low levels of lighting complement the historic character and appearance of the city, and create a distinctive evening and night-time atmosphere. Therefore, the use of illuminated signage would be of detriment to the shared character of the Bath conservation area and the special qualities of the World Heritage site, as well as the setting of a Grade II building.

This application is therefore contrary to the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, section 16 of the NPPF, and Policies B1, B4, BD1, CP6, D1, D2, D8, D9, and HE1 of the Core Strategy and Placemaking Plan, and should be withdrawn or refused.

Application Number: 20/00880/AR
Application Date: 04/03/2020
Closing Date: 09/04/2020
Address: Howdens Unit, 2-4 Locksbrook Trading Estate, Lower Weston
Our Submission Status: Object