Top Floor, 61 Great Pulteney Street, Bathwick, Bath

Change of use from 2-bed dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to 3-bed house of multiple occupation (HMO) (Use Class C4).
Our Response

61 Great Pulteney Street forms part of a Grade I series of late 18th century terraced houses at 53-65 Great Pulteney Street, a number of which have since been subdivided into apartments, situated within the Bath conservation area and World Heritage Site. It forms part of the wider streetscape setting of numerous clusters of Grade I terraced buildings along Great Pulteney Street to form a cohesive architectural whole that creates an intentional visual thoroughfare between Pulteney Bridge and the Holburne Museum as part of an unfinished mid-18th century aspirations to extend the city to the east of the River Avon. It is therefore a significant evidential aspect of Bath’s Georgian Town Planning OUV as a World Heritage Site.

As part of the proposed change of use, we note that the floor plans indicate that it is also proposed to relocate the kitchen into the sitting room, to make space for a third bedroom. There is no further indication of the possible material impact on the building through the possible installation of new services, pipework, or possible related external features such as flues. We therefore recommend that further details regarding kitchen installation are provided to the case officer to consider whether a listed building application may be required to appropriately assess impact to a Grade I listed building.

Application Number: 22/02202/FUL
Application Date: 27/05/2022
Closing Date: 07/07/2022
Address: Top Floor, 61 Great Pulteney Street, Bathwick, Bath
Our Submission Status: Comment