The UBHT hospital authorities have applied for Planning Permission to build no less than 9 (!) ‘family houses’ on this site. They say their proposals will “bring together disparate elements and bring a sense of continuity to this hub of the Kingsdown Conservation Area”.
We welcome development of the site, but 4 storeys is too high and the proposals would cram in far too many houses on the site. Describing them as ‘new 3-storey terrace houses’ is extremely misleading. The buildings should respect the domestic scale of their immediate neighbours.
These “family houses” have no gardens. Roof space is a very poor substitute for gardens or other amenity space. Children need somewhere to play safely and make noise. Either replace carparking with gardens or use site for key-worker housing.
UBHT have largely ignored the views of local residents, despite their (false) claim that ‘Members of the local community have been involved from the outset’, so we will have to make a formal objection to the council.
Please help to ensure that these plans are rejected. You can find the application details, and make your comment, here:
Or you can email the Planning Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org to say that you object.
The deadline is May 28th – don’t forget!