Below are outlined major land use planning applications which the Parish Council considers at its monthly meetings – see its meeting papers and decisions and how to speak at its meetings here.
The Parish Council can only comment on applications to B&NES Council who make the decision. See the B&NES planning page here and search for Timsbury.
Old ‘Wheelers’ / Upper Conygre Site, North Road
Updated 17th October 2019
This derelict site is opposite the Recreation Field. It used to be a block making business run by ‘Wheelers’ and previously was the Upper Conygre coal mine.
The owner has applied for permission to build 26 houses including eight ‘affordable’ on the derelict site by the junction of North and Bloomfield Roads. In addition there will be offices. It will be named ‘Upper Conygre’ after the old coal mine there.
The plans were consulted on in detail with the Parish Council over the last year and at two public meetings in the Conygre Hall. The owner has include most of our demands. Some important questions remain about roads and pavements outside the actual site.
The Parish Council considered and prepared its formal comments to B&NES at its meeting on 6th August 2018. Details of the application are on the B&NES website here.
Land south of Loves Hill for up to 45 houses
The Government Planning Inspector dismissed (26th Jan 2017) the developer’s Appeal (APP/F0114/W/16/3154927) against Bath&NES decision to refuse outline planning permission for this.
The reasons given for his decision included:
- The site lies just outside the housing development boundary of Timsbury.
- The site is part of the less well developed western approach to the village fronting on to a narrow, enclosed lane that would require improvement that would significantly alter the existing approach to the village.
- The new buildings would appear as a prominent feature that would further erode the rural character of this side of the village.
- The development would fail to conserve or enhance the distinctive character of the area and the wider landscape.
Since then another separate outline application for 20 houses on the same site (16/04260/OUT) was withdrawn by the developers on 1st February 2017 when they had heard that B&NES were likely to refuse it on similar grounds.
A lot of effort had been made by residents and the Parish Council in making the case against this application which was not included in the B&NES Placemaking Plan for Timsbury.
Other Planning Applications
Demolition and replacement of existing sun room to the rear and erection of a first floor rear extension over the existing. Application reference: 17/06022/FUL received on 11/12/2017. Consultation closed 03/01/2018
Conversion and extension of an existing care home building into 11no self-contained 2bed units for the elderly (C3 use with age restriction). Application reference: 17/05818/FUL received on 29/11/2017. Consultation closed
Area 1.) Trees along edge of South Road, Crown lift to 5m.Area 2.) Sycamore 6 no. Fell. Beech 1 no. Fell.Area 3.) Holm Oaks 5 no. Reduce height from 8 to 5m. Application reference: 17/05647/TPO received on 20/11/2017.
Decisions by B&NES:
Demolition and replacement of the cycle store, including installation of scooter pods. Application reference: 17/05145/FUL received on 23/10/2017. PERMITTED
Alterations to the main dwelling, erection of a second storey extension and a loft conversion to allow for the conversion in to two flats. Demolition of the existing shop and construction of a two storey building allowing for a commercial property on the ground floor and residential unit on the first floor. Conversion of an outbuilding into a holiday accommodation at the rear of the property. Application reference: 17/05113/FUL received on 19/10/2017 WITHDRAWN by applicant.
Conversion of former hall to 2 no. dwellings Application reference: 17/03341/FUL received on 12/07/2017 PERMITTED
17/04376/FUL Rose Cottage, Crocombe Lane. Demolition of three garages and erection of ancillary accommodation. REFUSED
Erection of single storey rear extension. 17/04751/FUL received on 02/10/2017 PERMITTED
Erection of single storey side extension. 17/04687/FUL received on 27/09/2017 PERMITTED
17/01344/FUL Parking Area Between 4 And 6, Greenvale Drive, Timsbury
Erection of 1 extra attached dwelling with revisions to previously approved site layout and parking. APPEAL DISMISSED