The latest (and good) news on this application is that it has been refused by the planning Department - March 17th 2014. See below for the previous comments by the Society explaining why this application was such a bad one:

29 SEYMOUR ROAD    14/00146/F   The Bishopston Society's reply to the Planning department regarding the latest planning application for 29, Seymour Road:

Following the refusal of the earlier planning application 13/03067/F, the Bishopston Society continues to be concerned about the current application for the site. The revised design is still square and boxy and has no satisfactory relationship with its context.  The planning submission goes to some length to specifically omit any drawings or photographs of adjacent properties or the relationship between the proposals and their surroundings, particularly the existing villa.

The Bishopston Society has received a letter and report from English Heritage giving their reasons as to why they felt Bishop Road School was not worthy of listed status. The letter and full report follow:

The following letter has been sent to the Planning Department (but note the additional more recent letter - Jan 31st '14 appended below the first letter)

45 UPPER BELMONT ROAD    13/05603/CP
This application is for a flat roof dormer roof extension.  Although this application is, in general principle, permitted development, the Society has the following comments:

The letter below has been sent to the Planning Department:

64 EGERTON ROAD      13/05674/H

The Bishopston Society is generally supportive of this small application for a single storey extension.

The Outline planning application is for Conversion of 16 Beloe Road back to form a pair of semi-detached houses (as existing approval) and construction of two pairs of semi-detached, 2 1/2 storey, 3-bed houses (total of four new houses) with associated gardens, access and parking off existing private access road.

The planning application for this public convenience property simply states what work is planned for improving its present dilapidated state, namely:

Following from the Bishopston Society's application to English Heritage to have Bishop Road School listed, we have received the following letter and attached inspection report from English Heritage:


Due to lack of time and resources we have focussed our comments on the proposed new entrance block proposed on the Bishop Road frontage.

43, Nevil Road - update ( March 28th '14). TBS response to the modified application plans is as follows:

The Bishopston Society would like to confirm our support for this application.  It is a significant improvement over the last proposal which was overly dense and had too much on- site parking.

The Bishopston Society considers that this application to enlarge the roofspace will have the effect of making this property stand head and shoulders above its lower neighbours.  We recommend refusal.


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