Priston Parish Council has submitted a Village Design Statement (VDS) to Bath and North East Somerset Council for consideration as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).
The Enforcement and Licensing Policy describes the approach Housing Services takes when individuals and organisations fail to comply with housing law. It includes how financial penalties introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016 are proposed to be used.
The the consultation documents are available in alternative formats. Please contact Housing Services on 01225 396444.
Within Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) there are a wide range of buildings, structures and landscape features that provide a valuable contribution to the local character and distinctiveness of the area. These features are termed “non-designated heritage assets” or “locally listed heritage assets”.
Bath and North East Somerset Council is consulting on a proposal to introduce an Additional (HMO) licensing scheme in the Bath City area.
The consultation runs from 16th March 2018 until 25th May 2018.
In May 2013, national permitted development rights were amended to allow the change of use of offices (Class B1(a) use) to residential (Class C3 use) to be assessed through a ‘prior approval’ process rather than through the normal planning permission process. This means that a Council is only be able to consider a narrow range of specified issues when deciding whether to allow such a change of use. These issues do not include the contribution that the office plays to the local or to the wider economy, or to the character of the area.
We would like your help to improve how people find content on the Council’s website. We have devised an exercise so that we can understand how users navigate our website to find specific information.
Our current Street Trading Policy was published in 2014. Many things have changed over the last four years so we want to review the policy to ensure that street trading continues to deliver our stated ambitions, or indeed test that these are still appropriate. We would also like to take this opportunity to explore the future, especially with respect to the development of markets that have the potential to increase the vibrancy of our streets, towns and city, supporting local businesses whilst adding choice and diversity for residents and visitors.
In 2013 Bath & North East Somerset Council gave planning permission for a number of locations where temporary banners and flags can be displayed to promote one-off events and festivals. Most of the locations are lamp columns in the city centre of Bath; there is also permission for a cross-street banner across Milsom Street.
Despite the efforts of the Governing Body to increase pupil numbers at Camerton Church School, numbers on roll have been falling for several years, with only seven pupils in total on roll in September 2017. At this size, the Governing Body believes it would be extremely difficult to provide a rounded education that meets the academic, social and emotional needs of the pupils at the school.
Like every other council in the country, Bath & North East Somerset faces unprecedented challenges due to increasing demand for services and reduced funding.
The Council is assessing how it can save a further £16 million by 2020 – on top of the £27 million that is in the process of being saved, and the £15 million announced in the previous budget – while continuing to deliver essential services.