The Manor, Bradford Road, Bathford, Bath
The Manor is an unlisted dwelling situated within the Bath Green Belt and Cotswolds AONB. Proposals for extensions were permitted in 2017 (see 17/03195/FUL), although it was later noted that this proposal exceeded the appropriate volume of permitted extension development within the Green Belt. A retrospective application for a rear extension and other alterations of a greater volume was refused in 2019 (see 19/03282/FUL); BPT objected to resubmitted retrospective application 20/01721/FUL for a volume increase of over 30% within the Green Belt, which was consequently permitted.
We are concerned that the proposed garage could constitute a further volume increase of the residential use of the site with resulting detriment to the openness of the Green Belt. The attachment of the garage to provide a roof terrace could indicate potential for residential conversion in future. We recommend that a condition is attached to any permission granted to restrict the conversion of the garage into a further extension of the dwelling, considering the sensitivity of its setting and the already excessive scale of the property.