Radway Service Station, 482 Wellsway, Bath

Demolition of the existing Radway Service Station at 482 Wellsway and dwelling house at 2 Oolite Road to provide five small-scale student cluster flats. (Resubmission).
Our Response

The Trust believes that although the new submission has attempted to take into account our former objection about the height and mass of the building we still feel that the third floor constitutes overdevelopment of the site and renders the block overbearing in comparison with the the surrounding terraces. The design as is proposed is overbearing and the massing too great which will have a detrimental effect on the visual amenity of the local street scene.

As mentioned before we do not welcome the demolition of 2 Oolite Road as this historic cottage certainly enhances local distinctiveness and diversity in a way that the proposed development will not.

Due to the proposed massing and the potential overdevelopment of this site this application contrary to Local Plan policies D.2 and D.4 and should be REFUSED.

Application Number: 13/04683/FUL
Application Date: 30/10/2013
Closing Date: 08/01/2014
Address: Radway Service Station, 482 Wellsway, Bath
Our Submission Status: Object