Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Planning application for a care home on Clark's site(1)

The current office block is too large it dominates the skyline, we don't want to make the same mistake. We will be visiting the planning officer to find out more.

Planning application for a care home on Clark's site

Ward: Odd Down App Ref: 10/04572/OUT

Parish: N/A

Registered: 24th November 2010 Expiry Date: 23rd February 2011

Location: Crescent Office Park Clarks Way Odd Down Bath Bath And North East Somerset

Grid Ref: (E)373178 - (N)162650 LB Grade: N/A

Proposal: Erection of a 60 bed residential care home (Use Class C2) with associated car parking and servicing.

Officer: Andrew Strange

Applicant: Kenwright Developments

Agent: DPP

C/O Agent

Development Planning Partnership

14 Windsor Place


CF10 3BY

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Conservatives to Close Culverhay ?

In the usual style of the Chronicle it says politicians to close Culverhay, lets get this straight it is the Conservatives that want to close Culverhay, at the Full Council, except "two independents" from Radstock and Timsbury who have voted to support the Conservatives on every big issue on the council.

The story in the Chronicle paper is below


As far as we are concerned the fight continues, at worst if we can when teh council if up for elections in May we will reverse this decision.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Sainsbury's license application(2)

If you want to write to the council about Sainsbury's alcohol license you need to use the following headings.

In your representation you should explain why you think this specific premises will cause problems in relation to one or more of the licensing objectives, which are:

The Prevention of Crime and Disorder

The Prevention of Public Nuisance

Public Safety (ie the safety of persons on the licensed premises)

The Protection of Children From Harm

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Rush Hill speed checks

The council has carried out speed traffic counts in Rush Hill

"Traffic data attached. It was collected outside 100 Rush Hill. The figures we work to are the 85th%ile speeds for each day shown alongside 12H to 24 H. The overall figures are about 31 mph which are within acceptable tolerance for a 30 mph. Police usually will enforce only at over 34 mph."

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Wansdyke Path

Asked the question below, as nothing has happened for all the meetings I have attended, one officer no money this what happens.

Q.6: From Cllr Nigel Roberts for Cllr Charles Gerrish:

Please could the Executive member report on what the Council is doing to ensure that the Wansdyke through Odd Down is safeguarded and that the footpath that runs along the Wansdyke is passable for walkers.


The section of the Wansdyke earthwork that runs through Odd Down and South Stoke is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. This is a national designation placing legal restrictions and obligations on the relevant land owner, which are enforced by English Heritage (on behalf of DCMS). Due to ongoing management problems and anti-social behaviour affecting this section of the Wansdyke, the council’s Archaeological Officer has hosted meetings of the local ward councillors (including Cllr Roberts), South Stoke parish councillors, English Heritage, interested local residents, the Police, PROW Officers and Parks Officers. As a result of these meetings English Heritage are keen to establish a monument management strategy/plan for this stretch of the monument, and with the agreement of the above working group have produced a brief for the management plan.

Further progress was made this year when ownership of the Odd Down section of the monument and adjacent public open space was transferred from Crest to the Council's Parks Department, while the South Stoke section remains in private ownership. As part of the adoption of Sulis Meadows, including The Wansdyke, a commuted sum was provided to fund the maintenance of the grass, trees shrubs and vegetation. The Archaeological Officer and Arboricultural Officer will meet on site over the winter period with English Heritage to agree the management regime that provides the best protection for the monument. The condition of the footpath associated with the monument is also being looked at as part of ongoing discussions between English Heritage and the Council’s PROW Officers. However, as a result of the Government’s spending review English Heritage are about to lose 32% of their budget and we are now uncertain whether they will still be able to support this project. The Archaeological Officer has contacted English Heritage on this issue and will coordinate another working group meeting once the situation becomes clearer. In the meantime the Council’s Parks Officers and PROW Officers will continue working with those concerned to resolve the ongoing problems affecting the monument and footpath.

Culverhay campaign comes to full Council

Liberal Democrat Councillors on B&NES are bringing the campaign to save Culverhay school to the Council chamber next week with a motion calling on the Cabinet not to close the school and to allow it to become co-educational.

“We are determined to make use of every available opportunity to try and make the Cabinet members change their minds about Culverhay. This motion will give the rest of the Council a chance to show they don’t back the Cabinet’s closure plan.

“I know that some of the parents who are campaigning to save Culverhay are coming to speak at the Council meeting and I hope that their words will help persuade the other groups to support this motion.”

To be moved by Councillor Dine Romero:

1. Council believes that, as part of the consultation process on reorganisation of secondary education in Bath, the view of the Council itself should be considered

2. Having considered the published material and comments made, Council supports the retention of two schools in Keynsham; the transformation of Oldfield to a co-educational school; the federation of St Marks and St Gregory’s; and the retention and transformation into a co-educational school of Culverhay.

3. Council recommends to Cabinet, when it considers the Culverhay consultation on November 25, that it takes into account the views of Council and endorses the wishes of the community to retain Culverhay and transform it into a community co-educational school.

This motion will be supported by Steve and Nigel

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Over flying aircraft meeting

We have been sent this meeting notice

I would like to raise to your attention a forth coming public meeting being chaired by Don Foster MP on Bath's over-flying aircrafts. A number of residents have been in contact with Don to raise concerns about this issue. As a result, a public meeting has been organised with Cllr Peter Edwards (who is a member of the Airport’s Consultative Committee) and Bristol International Airport's Community Liaison Manager, Mike Littleton. The meeting will take place at 6:30pm in the Brunswick Room in the Guildhall on the 19th November. All are welcome.

Sainsbury's license application

Our reference:




Frome Road

Odd Down



Details of application:

New Premises Licence

Date received:

4 November 2010

Last date for representations:

2 December 2010 (29 days from date received)


Sale of Alcohol Every Day 06:00 - 00:00

Late Night Refreshment Every Day 23:00 - 00:00

Sulis Meadows mast application Nov 2010

This is the reason for the application

It is proposed that the additional antenna on the existing mast will be utilised to expand the existing regional Real Time Passenger Information system for public transport buses, into the Bath area. This will allow the position of buses and their relative arrival times at the various stops to be displayed. It will also allow the efficiency of the bus network to be evaluated and the system also incorporates a voice channel which will allow contact between the driver and control.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Pharmacy review in Bath

NHS Bath and North East Somerset is undertaking an assessment of local pharmacy services. This can be found on our website at

(pharmaceutical needs assessment).

This is to ensure we have got the right services in the right places to meet the need of residents. As part of this consultation we are inviting you to make your comments by completing our online survey (will be live on website this week) or by downloading the questionnaire and returning to the address supplied.

The closing date for the consultation is Friday December 31 2010.

I would also appreciate if you can either:

  • Forward this email to an interested party; and
  • Discuss this document at the appropriate forum within your organisation.

Park and Ride changes for November and December

Extra evening journeys provided leading up to Christmas and during the period of Bath Christmas Market.

Operating on Thursday evenings from 11 November to 23 December, plus 26 & 27 November and 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 & 22 December.

Sunday and Public Holiday service operating on 14, 21 & 28 November and 5, 12, 19, 27 & 28 December.

Extra Saturdays journeys on 27 November & 4, 11 & 18 December.