The Bishopston Society has reviewed this application and would like to make the following comments:

The massing of the proposal is most ungainly, with the building wider at the rear than the front and the roofs at the rear oversailing and dominating the ‘host’ building at the front. The composition would be far more satisfactory with the wider element at the rear hipped off with a flat roof at the level of the front ridge.  Furthermore, the arrangement of the windows and the front door and porch on the front elevation is particularly unconvincing.  The windows at first floor level should be grouped together, perhaps with a raised surround, and related to the front door/bay window and porch as one powerful composition.  We recommend that the design is reworked before a decision is made.

15/10/13. Unfortunately, the Council has gone ahead and accepted this planning proposal for 9, Ashley Down Road.