January 2015 Update - Public Consultation
B&NES have started a Public Consultation process to gain feedback on the Placemaking Plan and now is your chance to comment on the options for key development sites and the planning policy framework affecting Batheaston and the wider Bath and North East Somerset area.
The public consultation phase will close on 30th Janauary 2015.
At the end of 2013, Batheaston Parish Council undertook
an assessment of potential housing sites in the Village
(see June 2014 update below).
Those assessments have been reviewed by B&NES
and the only site they propose to include in the
Placemaking Plan is the
"Batheaston SHLAA Site BES 2 – Lock-up Garages off Coalpit road".
The B&NES Placemaking Project Team have set up a number of events where the public are invited to attend and comment on the proposals. Alternatively, comments can be made online through the interactive Placemaking Plan Options Document 12.6mb)
Pages 121 and 122 relate to the Coalpit Rd Garage Block site
On Friday January 23rd, a B&NES representative will be
supporting a drop in event, hosted by Batheaston Parish Council
at the Church Hall, School Lane in Batheaston
between 2:30pm and 7:00pm.
When adopted, the Placemaking Plan, together with the Core Strategy, will help shape what and where development takes place and will be used for determining planning applications in Bath and North East Somerset up to 2029.
The B&NES Placemaking Plan web pages
The B&NES Placemaking Plan (Options Document) - 12.6mb pages 121 and 122 relate to the Coalpit Rd Garge Block site
The B&NES Placemaking Plan - Site Assessment (Coalpit Rd Garage Block Site)
The B&NES Placemaking Plan - Batheaston unsuitable sites
Further information on the Placemaking Plan Consultation Process including other drop in events
Local Green Space Designation Pro Forma
June 2014 Update
The following extract was taken from the Spring 2014 Bulletin No. 31
In the summer of last year B&NES imposed a Placemaking programme on all Parish Councils. The work involved evaluating the suitability of sites, identified by B&NES, for residential development. We also carried out Character studies of the village.
The reports prepared will be placed on our web site and will also be available on the B&NES web site.
All Parishes, to aid the Core strategy housing requirement, have been asked to find sites for housing; Batheaston will need to find land for a minimum of 50 houses. This is a serious challenge, especially if we do not want the Green Belt to be eroded. This unforeseen involvement in the Placemaking exercise meant our aspiration to execute a Neighbourhood Plan last year had to be postponed, as all Councillors were heavily involved in site surveys and report preparation. A review of the neighbourhood plan programme is now underway and a new programme will be presented in the next Council term.
The report is based on a set of proformas / toolkits supplied by B&NES, the exercise was managed under the supervision of the Placemaking Committee.
Download the statement by David Trigwell (B&NES Div Director - Development) providing background information on the purpose and process of preparing the SHLAA and the Placemaking Plan
Download the Assessment Proformas, completed by Batheaston Parish Council and as returned to B&NES
Overview of content -
Batheaston SHLAA site BES 1 – Hawkers Yard (pages 1 - 4)
Batheaston SHLAA Site BES 2 – Lock-up Garages off Coalpit road (pages 4 - 6)
Batheaston SHLAA site BES 3 - Pippards (pages 6 - 9)
Batheaston SHLAA site BES 4 – Land by The Tower Site (pages 10 - 13)
Batheaston SHLAA site BES 5 – Victory Gardens (pages 13 - 16)
Character Area: Northend (area A) North to South (Above the Church Cemetery) Settlement Assessment (pages 17 - 18)
Character Area: Northend (area A) North to South (Above the Church Cemetery) Landscape Assessment (pages 18 - 19)
Character Area: Northend (area B) South to North (From Church cemetery to High Street) Settlement Assessment (pages 19 - 20)
Character Area: Northend (area B) South to North (From Church cemetery to High Street) Landscape Assessment (pages 20 - 21)
Character Area: Bannerdown Area Settlement Assessment (pages 21 - 29)
Character Area: Elmhurst and Catherine Way - Settlement Assessment (pages 30 - 32)
Character Area: St Catherine Brook – Water Course - Settlement Assessment (pages 32 - 35)
B&NES Supplied Documents
The following document (dated Dec 2013) has been produced by B&NES following a validation of the data supplied by Batheaston Parish Council
Download the Placemaking Plan, Character and Site Assessment Validation
The following document (dated June 2014) was circulated by B&NES and invites Parish Councils to be involved in the review of Housing Development Boundaries
Download the "Review of Village Housing Development Boundaries"
External Links - B&NES Web pages and Documents
Planning Policy (Document) Index - web pages
Core Strategy History - web pages
Draft Core Strategy (2010) - pdf document
Placemeking Plan - web pages
What is the Placemaking Plan ? - web pages
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) - web pages
Rural Facilities Audit - 2013 - pdf document
Green Infrastructure Strategy - web pages
Green Infrastructure Strategy - Valuing People, Place and Nature (2013) - pdf document
Last Updated:8th January 2015