Marks and Spencer, 16-18 Stall Street, City Centre
The Trust is not particularly concerned with the proposal to bring forward the shopfront and will leave planning balance considerations to the case officer. Our only observation would be that this will result in a large extent of glazing which may impact on the street scene. However we are concerned regarding the proposed use of limestone rendered cladding for the frontage. This should be fine jointed Bath stone ashlar and not a prefabricated material. There should be no place for poor quality material in such a sensitive city centre site.