Combe Down has many listed buildings and I believe, along with many others I’m sure, that this heritage needs to be protected. By that I don’t mean ‘preserved in aspic’. Having said that I fear that some modern alterations and extensions do, unfortunately, effect listed buildings in a way that affects its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. Clearly, views on this differ but the ‘sack of Bath‘, albeit some time ago, is still remembered and much current development seems to me to be trite and lacking in architectural merit. The video embedded below is and interesting reminder.
So, I have tried to show all the planning applications received for work on Combe Down and around including Monkton Combe – well as many as I find anyway.
Listed building consent and planning permission are two separate things. So for some proposed works both planning permission and listed building consent will be needed and sometimes only one, or neither, is required.
An application for planning permission is generally required to carry out works to a listed building if the works would usually require a planning application if the building was not listed. An application for planning permission is generally not required to carry out works to a listed building if the works would normally be permitted development and there are no restrictions on the permitted development rights in respect of listed buildings and the permitted development rights have not been removed locally or if the works would not constitute ‘development’ e.g. internal works to listed buildings. Bath is a World Heritage site and some planning permission is required for some minor developments that would otherwise not require an application for planning permission and some extra principles have to be followed for the protection and sustainable use of World Heritage sites.
Listed Building Consent
Listed building consent is required for any works to demolish any part of a listed building or to alter or extend it in a way that affects its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest require listed building consent, irrespective of whether planning permission is also required. It is important to note that it may be a criminal offence to fail to apply for consent when it is required. For all grades of listed building, unless the list entry indicates otherwise, the listing status covers the entire building, internal and external, objects fixed to it and sometimes also attached and curtilage buildings or other structures.
View and Comment on Planning Applications
There’s a page on the Bath and North East Somerset Council website where you can view and comment on planning applications.