bath and North East Somerset Local Development Framework Evidence Base

Last updated: 16th March 2017

This page gives access to the Urban design, landscape and heritage studies that form part of the LDF / RDP Evidence Base. Information on the status of the documents below, as well as on the other topic areas, can be accessed from there. 

Please read the important information regarding the LDF/RDP evidence base studies before accessing and reading the document below/ 

The urban design, landscape and heritage studies available are:

  1. Bath City Wide Character Appraisal SPD (August 2005)
  2. Bath Building Height Strategy (September 2010)
    1. Part 1 - Executive Summary (3.4 MB)
    2. Part 2 - The Bath Context (Please note that this file is 21.6 MB)
    3. Part 3 - Strategy (Please note that this file is 6 MB)
    4. Part 4 - Appendices (Please note that this file is 7.2 MB)
  3. Bath Morphological Study, May 2015 (25MB)
  4. The Bath Pattern Book
    1. Bath Pattern Book - Part 1 (25 MB)
    2. Bath Pattern Book - Part 2 (20 MB)
    3. Street Furniture Pattern Book Design Guide (33 MB) 
    4. Bath City Information System Pattern Book – Part 1 (39 MB)
    5. Bath City Information System Pattern Book – Part 2 (38 MB)
    6. Bath City Information System Pattern Book – Part 3 (20 MB)
    7. Bath City Information System Pattern Book – Part 4 (3.5 MB)
    8. Lighting Strategy (5 MB)
  5. CABE Urban Extensions Workshop (July 2008)
  6. City of Bath Mission Report (5-7 November 2008), UNESCO World Heritage Committee, Thirty-third session, Seville, Spain 20 - 30 June 2009 CIVITAS renaissance project (2010)
  7. Concept Option Reports, Ove Arup & Partners, April 2013. Please take note of the file sizes shown in brackets as these files are large:
    1. Extension to MoD Ensleigh (13.9 MB).  This is supported by the Ensleigh Landscape and Visual Impact Study (29.5 MB) 
    2. Land adjoining East Keynsham (12.8 MB) 
    3. Land adjoining Odd Down (14.5 MB).  This is supported by the Odd Down Landscape and Visual Impact Study (30 MB)
    4. Land adjoining South West Keynsham, south of K2 (11.1 MB)
    5. Land adjoining Uplands, Keynsham (6 MB)
    6. Land adjoining West Keynsham (11.9 MB)
    7. Land adjoining Weston (13.8 MB).  This is supported by the Lower Slopes of Weston Landscape and Visual Impact Study (29.5 MB)
    8. Land at Hicks Gate, Keynsham (15.7 MB)
    9. Land at Whitchurch (19.7 MB) 
    10. Land to the West of Twerton (13.8 MB)
  8. Core Strategy/ Placemaking Plan Additional Evidence: Heritage Asset Study, Land Use Consultants, BaRAS & Conservation Studio (September 2013)
    1. Main report (4 MB)
    2. Appendix 1: Ensleigh (6.2 MB)
    3. Appendix 2: Weston (7.5 MB)
    4. Appendix 3: Odd Down (7.2 MB)
    5. Appendix 4: South West Keynsham (5.9 MB)
    6. Appendix 5: Whitchurch (7.6 MB)
    7. Appendix 6: East Keynsham (8.4 MB)
    8. Appendix 7: General development impacts and mitigation measures in relation to archaeology (0.02 MB)
  9. English Heritage At-Risk Register – External site 
  10. Historic Environmental Research studies by Mike Chapman (2014) 
    1. Bath Quays North, Bath (5.4 MB)
    2. Bath Quays South, Bath Charlotte Street Car Park, Bath (2.4 MB) 
    3. Kingsmead, Bath (6.9 MB) 
    4. Manvers Street, Bath (6.8 MB) 
    5. Recreation Ground, Bath (7.3 MB)
    6. Walcot Street South, Bath (6.1 MB)
    7.  Western Riverside East, Bath (5.1 MB)
  11. Keynsham Town Centre Development Proposals (August 2010)
  12. Keynsham Regeneration Project (March 2011)
  13. Keynsham Regeneration Scheme and Workplace Programme – Cabinet Report Item 15 (December 2011)
  14. Landscape and Visual Assessments, including World Heritage Site (WHS) Setting and AONB Impact Assessments
    1. WHS Setting and AONB Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for Eastern / North Eastern Slopes at Weston; and WHS Setting and AONB Landscape and Visual Assessment for Additional Fields at Upper Weston Adjacent to Broadmoor Lane (2.3 MB) 
    2. WHS Setting and AONB Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for Land Adjoining Odd Down (1.3 MB)
    3. WHS Setting and Assessment for West of Twerton (0.7 MB) 
    4. WHS Setting and AONB Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for Land at Ensleigh (1 MB)
    5. Keynsham East Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, 2013 (8.4 MB) 
    6. Keynsham South Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, 2013 (3.3 MB)
    7. Whitchurch Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, 2013 (5.3 MB)
  15. Midsomer Norton Town Centre Development Proposals (June 2010)
  16. MoD Concept Statements - the Council have worked with the MoD and key stakeholders to produce Concept Statements for each of the three Bath MoD sites
    1. MoD Concept Statements Archive (July 2016)
    2. Concept Statement for MoD Ensleigh
    3. Concept Statement for MoD Foxhill
    4. Concept Statement for MoD Warminster Road
  17. Public Realm and Movement Strategy: Creating the Canvas for Public Life in Bath (July 2010)
  18. Rural Landscapes of Bath and North East Somerset, A Landscape Character Assessment Supplementart Planning Document, 2003 (Please note that this is 7.4 MB)
  19. Rural Masterplanning Fund – Winning Projects (February 2010)External site
  20. Somerdale Landscape Framework (LDA Design/Cadbury, June 2009)
  21. Somerdale Vision (LDA Design/Cadbury, March 2009)
  22. Urban Design Led Review of Bath City Centre Sites (May 2009)
  23. Urban Design Led Review of BWR East/Green Park Station, Bath (April 2009)
  24. World Heritage Site Management Plan (November 2010)
  25. World Heritage Site Setting Study (October 2009)

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