Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Cotswold View Planning Application

This week's planning list includes one application for the Twerton area.

It is a request to convert a 3 bed house in Cotswold View to a 4 bed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

The details can be found here, please make sure you take a look and respond directly to the application with your views. 

The deadline for comments is 4th May 2018

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Twerton High Street - Planning Application

This week's planning list includes one application for the Twerton area.

It is a request to convert a 3 bed house on Twerton High Street to a 4 bed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

The details can be found here, please make sure you take a look and respond directly to the application with your views.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Long Valley Road, Tanners Walk and Boyce Close

We have noticed that the litter bins that were provided by Knighstone Housing have for some reason been removed.

We have written to Knightstone and asked them to explain why.

It would be a shame if these bins were permanently removed as these have helped keep the area clean, with Bath and North East Somerset council refusing to install any new bins in the area apart from replacing worn out ones this could become a problem.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Linley Close - Planning Application

The latest report from BANES contains another planning application for our area.

The application is to convert a 3 bedroom property in Linley Close to a 5 bedroom House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Full details of this application can be viewed here.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Long Valley Road

We have asked Knightstone Housing and the Police to remove the abandoned Alpha Romero from a cul de sac on Long Valley Road.

At this point we are not aware if this was a stolen vehicle or one that has just been abandoned by its owner.

We are also dealing with several other issues that have been raised by residents and hope to provide an update on these shortly.

Newton Road ( white lines )

Picture courtesy of Roy Williams
We have asked the council to paint white lines on the pedestrian crossing points at Newton Road to prevent motorists parking over them.

The big issue here is we have many disabled people in the area who can not navigate the grass verges and rely on the crossing points to be able to get across the road.

The picture shown is not the worst example but point out the issue that is happening on a daily basis.

Monday, 19 March 2018

HMO Licensing

Housing Services have just launched a consultation on a proposal for Additional HMO Licensing to cover Bath City.

Bath and North East Somerset Council wants to ensure the safety and good management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) that are privately rented within the Bath City area and encourage a choice of housing in the district including affordable housing.  However the current HMO licensing scheme and a recent stock survey has shown that many HMO properties require an improvement of conditions and management to achieve this aim.

We have just started publicising the consultation which includes an online survey, meetings with stakeholder groups, face to face interviews with a range of individual stakeholders and two public meetings.

This Survey is important to be able to control the quality of HMO’s and to be able to restrict the spread of poorly managed ones.

The link to the consultation is here.