Application Details

Reference 18/05814/H
Address 251A Gloucester Road Bishopston Bristol BS7 8NX  
Street View
Gloucester Road Story
Proposal Basement excavation and conversion to provide an additional bathroom and additional open-plan family living space, with the introduction of a bay window on the west elevation. Excavation of a small lightwell with retaining wall to the front garden and addition of a bay window to basement.
Validated 13-11-18
Type Full Planning (Householders)
Status Decided
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 17-12-18
Standard Consultation Expiry 28-01-19
Determination Deadline 08-01-19
Decision GRANTED subject to condition(s)
Decision Issued 08-01-19
BCC Planning Portal Application
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TBS response:

We objected to this application to excavate front garden to create basement accommodation for the following reasons:-

  • this terrace of houses raised up on a bank facing the Gloucester Road is a set-piece which at present is completely intact and adds significantly to the character of the local area.
  • the proposed accommodation at basement level would have a bedroom with no natural light or ventilation and as such would not provide reasonable residential amenity.

Unfortunately the application was approved, though this will upset the visual integrity of this fine terrace of 4 unlisted houses which sit high up on a grass bank.