Planning Matters

Major Local Planning Applications
(Page Last Updated 28th October 2020)

Currently Open for Comment
Rear of 49 High Street
This Planning Application (20/04126/F) seeks permission to build a terrace of three 3-bedroom houses, with associated car parking, in the current car park at the rear of 49 High Street (the “old” Police Station). The proposed houses have traditional tiled roofs and rendered first floors with orange/red farmhouse style bricks to the ground floor walls The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 25 November 2020, with a "Determination Deadline" of 16 December 2020.

1 Whytes Close
This latest Planning Application (20/02624/F) seeks permission to build a new two storey four bedroom dwelling, attached to the existing detached dwelling. This follows Refusal for building a detached dwelling house in the garden (19/01762/F) in June 2019 and an Appeal against this Refusal was Dismissed in December 2019.
The applicant's submitted Arboricultural Report acknowledges that several trees were removed prior to submitting the previous application and, therefore, the loss of these trees is addressed as part of this latest application. The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 2 September 2020, with a "Determination Deadline" of 18 September 2020.
Previous History

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162 Westbury Road
This Planning Application (20/01885/F) seeks permission to demolish a garage block and construct a single storey 1- bed dwelling. This follows Refusal for demolition and construction of a two storey, 2-bed dwelling (20/00070/F) in March 2020.
The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners was 10 June 2020 with a "Determination Deadline" of 2 July 2020.
UPDATE! (15 October 2020)Planning Permission was Refused. In summary, one of the Planning Officer’s principal grounds for refusal was “Owing to its siting, form, proportions and overall design the proposal is found to represent a prominent and incongruous addition to the established street scene and would fail to preserve or enhance the setting of locally prominent character buildings or the character of this part of the Westbury-on-Trym Conservation Area”. Additionally, “The proposal fails to deliver any viable private external amenity space and owing to boundary treatments at the rear is essentially viewed to offer a single aspect outlook to future occupiers. Combined with the low sloping roof at first floor level, the proposal is found to officer a cramped, oppressive and generally substandard quality of living space for future occupiers”. However, the Applicant has six months to lodge an Appeal against the decision. Full details for the refusal are given in the Planning Officer's Report, which is included in the "Documents" section of the Application.

1B Shipley Road
Replacement of garage by new attached dwelling (Application Withdrawn October 2020)
This Planning Application (20/03655/F) seeks permission to demolish the existing attached garage and replace it with a new attached dwelling, to provide two 2-bedroom flats. Within the front garden, there will be the provision of one parking space to serve the existing residence, plus the two flats. The Applicant’s submitted “Sustainability Statement” makes reference to the site’s location being situated approximately a four minute walk from the nearest bus stops and this will encourage Greener Transport Use.
The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 23 September 2020, with a "Determination Deadline" of 8 October 2020.
UPDATE! (2 October 2020) Application was withdrawn.

29 Westover Road
Erection of a two-storey dwellings (Application Refused September 2020)
This Planning Application (20/03025/F) seeks permission to erect a 2-storey, 2-bedroom, dwelling attached to the existing detached dwelling. A previous Planning Application in 2013 (13/02322/F), for the removal of an existing side extension and the erection of a detached two storey dwelling to accommodate two 2-bedroom self-contained flats, was refused. The grounds for refusal highlighted the poor design and the overdevelopment of the site. The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 2 September 2020, with a "Determination Deadline" of 22 September 2020.
UPDATE! (24 September 2020) Planning Permission was Refused. In summary, one of the Planning Officer’s principal grounds for refusal was “The position and design of the house would lead to a poor quality design response for the site, failing to respect the overall design and character of the host building, its curtilage and the broader street scene. This in turn would impact negatively on the street scene as it would go against the established pattern and character of development in the vicinity”. However, the Applicant has six months to lodge an Appeal against the decision. Full details for the refusal are given in the Planning Officer's Report, which is included in the "Documents" section of the Application.

334 Canford Lane
Erection of two three-storey dwellings (Application Refused September 2020)
This Planning Application (20/02002/F) seeks permission to demolish the existing dwelling and build two new three storey 8-bedroom, 16-bedspace dwellings - including basement excavation, attached garages, roof terraces and revised access.
This latest proposal follows the Withdrawal of one previous Application (17/01132/F) in April 2017 for a new 5-bedroom dwelling alongside the existing dwelling and the Granting of two previous Applications: (17/02932/F) in August 2017 for the erection of a new 4-bedroom dwelling alongside the existing dwelling and (18/01154/F) in May 2018 to sub-divide the existing detached dwelling into a pair of semi-detached 4-bedroom dwellings.
The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 24 June 2020 with a "Determination Deadline" of 10 July 2020.
UPDATE! (1 September 2020) Planning Permission was Refused. In summary, the Planning Officer concluded that the development represented “an over-scaled and incongruous addition to this part of Canford Lane that fails to respect or complement the predominant scale, form or architectural styles of surrounding developments which is to the detriment of the character of the established street scene”. However, the Applicant has six months to lodge an Appeal against the decision. Full details for the refusal are given in the Planning Officer's Report, which is included in the "Documents" section of the Application.

Westerleigh Cottage, Cote Drive
Site Redevelopment (Application Granted August 2020)
This Application (20/01960/F) is the latest in a series of Applications seeking to redevelop this site, within the Downs Conservation Area, following the demolition of the original iconic cottage Granted as part of one of the previous Applications (17/05120/F) in November 2017, following an earlier Refusal (16/04539/F).
The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 1 July 2020 with a "Determination Deadline" of 7 July 2020.
UPDATE! (14 August 2020) Full Planning Permission was granted on 12 August 2020, subject to conditions.

2 Merlin Close
Variation of Planning Conditions (Application Granted July 2020)
This Application (20/01784/X) seeks to vary Condition 9 (External Works to Match) and Condition 10 (Sustainability Statement) of the permission previously Granted under Application (19/03181/F) for the demolition of the existing prefab bungalow and the construction of two single-storey dwellings. An earlier Application (19/00347/F) for the construction of two new 3-bedroom dwellings was Refused in April 2019.
The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners was 10 June 2020 with a "Determination Deadline" of 25 June 2020.
UPDATE! (14 August 2020) Full Planning Permission was granted on 31 July 2020, subject to conditions.
Previous History

51 - 53 Westbury Hill
Extension to existing buildings and change of use(Application Granted July 2020)
This Application (19/05300/F) seeks permission to add a first and second floor extension to 51 Westbury Hill and to change of use of the upper floors of no. 53 Westbury Hill to provide two apartments. A parallel Application (20/01298/F) by the same Developer to redevelop the adjacent site at 34 Cambridge Crescent to provide three 3-storey 3-bedroom houses was Withdrawn in June 2020.
The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners was 18 March 2020 with a "Determination Deadline" of 6 April 2020 but, to date, no extensions to either date have been published by BCC.
UPDATE! (14 August 2020) Full Planning Permission was granted on 22 July 2020 by the Development Control Committee, subject to conditions.

Public Conveniences, Westbury High Street
Tree Removal (Application Refused July 2020)
This Planning application (20/02348/VC) seeks permission to fell the conifer currently growing in front of the ex-toilet block, in order to facilitate re-development of the site. To date, no plans have been submitted detailing any redevelopment proposals.
The closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is not listed but the "Determination Deadline" is 15 July 2020.
UPDATE! (13 July 2020) The application was refused and a tree preservation order was placed on the conifer.

Falcondale Road, Westbury Gardens Residential Home
Remodelling of Existing Facilities (Application Granted December 2019)
This Planning application (18/05823/F) seeks to expand the number of bedrooms by adding a second story to an existing single-storey building. This Application replaces a similar previous Application 18/02236/F) submitted last April that was subsequently withdrawn in August.
Closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 12 December and the "Determination Deadline" is 31 December 2018.
UPDATE! (28 February 2019) A Revised Plan and Supporting Document have been submitted and the date for submission of comments has been extended to 21 March 2019.
UPDATE! (30 October 2019) Further revised plans have been submitted by the Applicant and, as a consequence, the date for submission of comments has been extended to 13 November 2019.
UPDATE! the application has been called in to be decided by the Development Control Committee B at their Meeting on 4 December 2019.
UPDATE! (5 December 2019) Full Planning Permission was Granted on 4 December 2019 by the Development Control Committee, subject to conditions.
Previous History
Canford Lane
Demolition of Coombe House (Application for Prior Notification - Demolition, Given, February 2019)
This Planning Application (19/00043/N) seeks permission to demolish the existing Council-owned building, "Coombe House", on Canford Lane. The building was a former elderly persons home and has been out of use for a number of years. Demolition is a precursor for redeveloping the site to provide new council housing.
UPDATE! Application for Prior Notification Given on 12 February 2019.

12 Southover Close
Demolition of Existing Dwelling and Build 6 Flats (Application Refused, June 2018 and an Appeal against Refusal was Dismissed in November 2018)
This Planning Application (18/02274/F) for a block of 6 flats is the latest in a series of applications that have been submitted to develop this site and follows the recent Refusal of an Application (18/00317/F) to build a block of 7 flats.
Closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 6 June 2018, with a "Determination Deadline" of 27 June 2018.
UPDATE! (27 June 2018) Planning Permission was Refused on 27 June 2018. However, the Applicant has six months to lodge an Appeal against the decision. Full details for the refusal are given in the Planning Officer's Report, which is included in the "Documents" section of the Application.
UPDATE! (6 September 2018) The Developer initiated an Appeal on 3 September 2018: APP/Z0116/W/18/3208236.The final date for receipt of comments from "interested parties" is 8 October 2018.
UPDATE! (7 December 2018) The Appeal against Refusal was Dismissed by the Planning Inspector on 28 November 2018.
Previous History

Red Maids' School
Application for the Expansion of Facilities at Red Maids' School (Application Withdrawn, July 2018)
This latest Application (18/01911/F) is for the erection of a modular classroom building to provide music and art space and follows a previous application (16/06846/F) that was Refused (April 2017) and the Appeal against Refusal was subsequently Dismissed by the Planning Inspector (February 2018).
Closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 13 June 2018, with a "Determination Deadline" of 22 June 2018.
UPDATE! (6 July 2018) Application Withdrawn, 5 July 2018
Previous History

Land Adjacent to 24 Canford Lane
Construction of a Pair of Semi-Detached Houses (Application Granted, June 2018)
This Application (18/01087/F) seeks permission to build a pair of semi-detached houses on the small plot of land previously used by JC Decaux for an advertising hoarding. The proposals also include the removal of a sycamore tree covered by TPO 1189. However, the developer has proposed that this is mitigated by compliance with BCC's "Bristol Tree Replacement Standard".
Closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 2 May 2018, with a "Determination Deadline" of 17 May 2018.
UPDATE! (29 June) Full Planning Permission was Granted on 29 June 2018, subject to conditions.

334 Canford Lane
Conversion of Existing Property into 2 Dwellings (Application Granted May 2018)
A previous Application (17/02932/F) to build an additional 4-bedroom detached house on this site was granted in August 2017. This latest Application (18/01154/F) seeks permission to split the existing detached house into a pair of semi-detached dwellings.
Closing date for the receipt of comments by BCC's Planners is 25 April 2018.
UPDATE! (5 May 2018) Full Planning Permission was Granted on 4 May 2018, subject to conditions.

1-3 Stoke Lane
Proposed Conversion of Adjacent Space and First Floor (above existing commercial unit) into 3 Residential Accommodation Units (Application Granted, April 2018)
Following withdrawal of a previous Application (17/04425/F) in November 2017 - for the conversion of the existing retail unit (Connells Estate Agents) into four individual dwellings - a new Application has been submitted (17/06744/F) for three self-contained flats on the same site.
UPDATE! (9 February 2018) Following submission of revised plans, the expiry date for comments has been extended to 13 April 2018.
UPDATE! (5 April 2018) Full Planning Permission was Granted on 5 April 2018, subject to conditions.

125 Westbury Road
Conversion of "The Hermitage" to 4 Flats, plus erection of 4 New Dwellings (Application Refused, March 2018)
The Hermitage is a locally-listed early 18th century building and located within the Downs Conservation Area. The current planning application (17/06637/F) proposes to convert the existing building into four flats, extending and converting the existing coach house into a dwelling, plus the erection of 4 new 3-storey houses fronting onto Westbury Road. The proposals also include on-site parking provision for 18 vehicles with vehicular access being via the existing gateway onto Westbury Road.
UPDATE! (24 March 2018) Planning Permission was Refused on 19 March 2018. However, the Applicant has six months to lodge an Appeal against the decision. Full details for the refusal are given in the Planning Officer's Report, which is included in the "Documents" section of the Application.

48 Stoke Lane
Redevelopment of site (Application Granted, December 2017)
A third Application (17/06120/F) has been submitted for the demolition of the existing bungalow and erection of a dormer bungalow, plus a pair of semi-detached houses. The Application proposes the inclusion of one off-street parking space (for the bungalow).
Previously, in April 2017, an Application (17/01088/F) for two pairs of semi-detached dormer bungalows was refused on the grounds that it would "represent an incongruous and over intensive form of development out of character with surrounding development to the detriment of the character and appearance of the streetscene and local area". Also, there was no provision for any off-street parking.
In July 2017, a revised Application (17/04126/F) was submitted for a total of three dwellings. These comprised a pair of semi-detached houses and a dormer bungalow. This Application was subsequently withdrawn in September 2017.
Notwithstanding the current revised Application, in August 2017 the Developer initiated an Appeal (APP/Z0116/W/17/3179449) against Refusal of the first Application and this was subsequently Dismissed by the Planning Inspector on 23 November 2017.
UPDATE! (18 December) Full Planning Permission was Granted on 18 December 2017, subject to Conditions.

125 Passage Road
Proposed Additional 2-Storey Detached House (Application Granted October 2017)
A previous Application (17/02747/F) was withdrawn in July 2017 but a revised Application (17/04933/F) has been submitted for a 2-storey detached dwelling in the garden of 125 Passage Road.The plot is contained within the existing curtilage of 125 Passage Road (at its junction with Northover Road). On the basis of the information detailed in the Application, it would appear that there will be provision for one off-street parking space and no provision for a garage - neither will the existing off-street parking provision for the host dwelling be retained, or relocated.
UPDATE! (25 October) Full Planning Permission was Granted on 24 October 2017, subject to conditions.

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