Application Details

Reference 18/05513/F
Address Bristol North Baths Gloucester Road Bishopston Bristol BS7 8BN  
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Gloucester Road Story
Proposal Proposed change from swimming pool (Use Class D2) to Office (Use Class B1). Internal modifications of recently undertaken but incomplete refurbishment works, together with minor alterations to recent ground floor partitions creating perimeter offices and meeting rooms with central cafe & break out area to front and gym to rear. Remove recent partitions at first floor and insert glass and plasterboard partitions, approx 2.6m high, to create two paired open plan offices either side of central corridor. Minor alterations to recent partitioning on both floors to create toilet and changing facilities. External works in line with extant consents creating 12 car parking spaces, including one accessible and motorcycle and cycle parking. Insertion of new window into recently completed south extension.
Validated 19-10-18
Type Full Planning
Status Decided
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 07-01-19
Standard Consultation Expiry 27-11-18
Determination Deadline 14-12-18
Decision GRANTED subject to condition(s)
Decision Issued 17-12-18
BCC Planning Portal Application
Public Comments Supporters: 3 Objectors: 0  Unstated: 2  Total: 5
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TBS response: NEUTRAL

Recommendation submitted 05-11-18

Whilst it is extremely regrettable that the Bishopston Medical Practice withdrew from this project, as a result of the endless delays on the project and certain aspects of the building as constructed which were not suitable for their requirements, it is good to see that it will be brought back into use, albeit not as a health centre.

Public Comments

The Bishopston Society 

We are disappointed that the Baths has not been taken up by the Bishopston MedicalPractice, after all the work which has been carried out. However, it is encouraging to see that thebuilding now has a proposed new use as offices, rather than standing empty. The changesproposed in this application are almost entirely internal and will not have any detrimental impact onthe building which is Grade 2 listed. However, as expressed by the local community, the Society isconcerned that the building will not be available for community uses, as was proposed under theformer health centre proposal. We understand that the council have decided that the BishopstonLibrary will fulfil the community function within the project, and that the brief for the sale of theBaths specifically excluded community uses. This is regrettable, as the building currently has asizable glazed community room on the ground floor which would be ideal for local groups andfunctions. It would be good to see some flexibility towards community uses within the buildingonce it is up and running.



Elegant and inviting front entrance should be opened up and used if possible


Elegant and inviting front entrance should be opened up and used if possible


Elegant and inviting front entrance should be opened up and used if possible