As part of the redevelopment of the ex-MOD site in Bath Linden and Bloor homes have submitted a planning application for 180 homes at Ensleigh.
Although we support the building of the homes at Ensleigh, we have objected to the application on the following grounds:
- Lack of provision of affordable housing, a nursing home was proposed instead
- Homes to be built below current building regulation standards (2010 Part L rather than 2013 Part L)
- Lack of a school, one was required by the council’s Concept Statement, one is desperately needed in Upper Lansdown, as St Stephens and Weston All Saints are too far away and at capacity, but the developers have chosen not to provide one, deeming the council’s position as ‘illegal’. Without the building of the school 180 children living in these new homes will have to travel into central Bath for their schooling
- Lack of provision of allotments and open space, again a council standard which the developers are trying to ignore
- Lack of provision for ‘Lifetime Homes’ (disabled access)
- We have also asked them to strengthen their transport strategy
The formal letter of objection is available here.
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