Great New Hotel But Nowhere to Park!

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Town and Country Planning Acts Notification of Decision

siena01Bath and North East Somerset Council has received an application for site below:
Site: Kingsmead House James Street West City Centre Bath Bath And North East Somerset
Description: Erection of a 177-bed hotel incorporating conference facilities, restaurant, café/bar and associated facilities, servicing and works following demolition of Kingsmead House.
Application Ref: 10/04867/FUL

Further to our earlier notification regarding the application as described overleaf, we write to advise you that having taken into account all of the representations received, the Local Planning Authority’s decision was made on 30th May 2012 and was as follows:-

Permit

Details of the decision can be found on the here on the Bath & North East Somerset Council’s website. The applicant has the right of appeal to the First Secretary of State against conditions or refusals within six months of the Local Authority’s decision.  We will endeavour to inform you if the applicant decides to lodge an appeal.

Rather definite exclusion (pp 9, 10):

Reasons for granting permission:
The decision to recommend approval has taken account of the Development Plan and any approved
Supplementary Planning Documents. The development would accord with guidance within PPS 1,
PPS 4, PPS 5 and PPG13. The loss of the existing office accommodation has been justified in the
context of Local plan employment policies. The use of this city centre site as a hotel is an appropriate
use which accords with policy guidance. The removal of the existing building and the erection of this
replacement building would enhance the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and
would not harm the setting of listed buildings or the World Heritage Site. The proposal to not provide
on-site car parking is consistent with Local Plan and National Policy and the objectives of
sustainability. Highway safety would not be jeopardised by this proposal.

Thanks to Gillie Fisher and Brian Darvell for your contributions here!

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