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Developers Appeal Rejected Bath Scheme

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The developers behind plans to build a block of student accommodation in Bath have appealed to the government after the initial proposals were rejected.

Eagle One Estates are pushing forward to try and win approval for their Lower Bristol Road scheme by submitting a fresh application with the council, along with the appeal.

If the new planning application is permitted when its heard at the Bath and North-East Somerset Council's development management committee on November 15, the appeal related to the original application will be withdrawn.

The original plans were rejected in May and were criticised for their design. It was said of the scheme: "The proposed development by reasons of its height, bulk, massing and external appearance will have a dominating, oppressive and incongruous impact upon the character and appearance of this part of the Lower Bristol Road and the wider World Heritage Site."

The site is currently home to Pickfords and it was argued the application also hadn't demonstrated a lack of demand for the self-storage business.

Eagle One Estates latest application calls for the construction of 204 bed spaces with a courtyard and the demolition of the existing storage warehouse. The applicant has scaled back the original plans by reducing the development's height.