Major Planning Applications
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Since then another separate outline application for 20 houses on the same site (16/04260/OUT) was withdrawn by the developers on 1st February 2017 when they had heard that B&NES were likely to refuse it on similar grounds.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.
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