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.

  We like the applicant’s approach of designing and constructing the new extensions to match the existing building with high quality workmanship.  We feel that this application would be a positive improvement to the area and would recommend approval.

43 NEVIL ROAD  The Bishopston Society appreciates the manner in which this application attempts to enhance this existing property with high quality extensions which match the original house.

However in this case the proposals are too large for the site and the result is too intensive.  We would ask that the planning department check carefully that the floor area of the proposed dwellings complies with the Bristol City Space Standards.  In particular we are very concerned about the proposal to create 3 longitudinal parking spaces within the front garden, thus destroying virtually all of the boundary enclosure.  We would ask the planners to insist on their own Supplementary Planning Guidance on parking in front gardens which stipulates that as much as possible of the boundary enclosure as possible should be preserved and enhanced with planting, in order to maintain the existing character of the area.  In its current form we recommend refusal of this application.

Planning department's decision (in agreement with our objections) - Dec 3rd '13:

Application No.    13/04582/F
Site Address:  43 Nevil Road Bristol BS7 9EG
Proposal:  Conversion of existing doctors surgery into 7 residential apartments along with associated extension and modifications.

Further to the comments you have submitted about the above application, I can advise you that the application has been withdrawn. Should a subsequent new application be received, you will have the opportunity to comment on that application.

Yours sincerely

Development Management
Bristol City Council

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