Save our doors

A bit of a late story but just received the following from Charlotte Abbott.

I was given your email address yesterday by Alex at Bath Preservation Trust – Alex tells me you are great at getting involved in trying to preserve Bath’s heritage.

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I was born in Bath and have lived on Spring Gardens Road for the past ten years. The landlords, Curo, are trying to replace the original timber 1930s doors with UPVC/Composite doors.

Our doors have lots of character and saving them is something I am. Very passionate about. I have been liaising with Alex from Bath Preservation Trust regarding this matter for the past year while Curo have been writing to me regarding replacing my front door.

With Alex’s help I discovered the area I live in comes under the Bath Conservation/Character Area, and I informed Curo of this.

To my horror, two days ago I saw a sign on a lamppost on my street with a planning application regarding replacing the doors, please see photo attached. It say deadline for representation is 18th June 2021 however Alex says this is incorrect and the deadline is actually midnight tonight. 

Please can you get on board and help save our doors. If you are happy to join the opposition I would be most grateful. Spring Gardens Road is on the tourist trail, just down from Pulteney Bridge, we must preserve the character of these inter-war houses!

If you go to the website on it and in the search bar type in the reference number at the top of the page it will allow you to go through a form to oppose it.

If you struggle to do this then email the Case Officer at the council below or email as well. The following information and reasons to oppose below were provided to me via phone call yesterday by Alex at Bath Preservation Trust.

The case number for objectors: 21/02409/FUL

Case Officer Christine Moorfield
christine_moorfield@bathnes.gov.uk
Pulteney Character Area
Loss of original historic features
Replacement of timber to plastic
Downgrade to inauthentic material
Neither preserve or enhance the apprearence of terrace within the conservation area
Interwar buildings noted as particular interest in the council documents