Approval Granted

Planning permission has been granted for 26 stylish new homes on land adjacent to the River Avon known as B1/B2.

Crest Nicholson submitted the application in December for 14 large family houses, six smaller mews houses and six one and two bedroom apartments on land adjacent to Victoria Bridge. There will also be space for one commercial unit, likely to be a café or restaurant.

The permission is a major step forward in transforming the corridor of the River Avon along its western bank, developing an unused area of land adjacent to the Homebase car park to form an exclusive part of the increasingly popular Bath Riverside development.

Designed by internationally renowned Alison Brooks Architects (ABA) the modern 3 and 4 bedroomed family homes will place an emphasis on space, light and generous ceiling heights echoing the sense of scale found in more traditional Georgian properties.

The site already had outline approval, and Bath and North East Somerset Council has now granted detailed planning permission. Work will commence on the new homes in the summer.

Crest Nicholson Regeneration Managing Director, Debbie Aplin said, “This phase is an exciting and important new addition for the continuing success of Bath Riverside. The houses and apartments designed by Alison Brooks complement the overall scheme and in my opinion give the ‘landmark’ status that the original supplementary planning document was looking for on this particular part of the development.”

Bath Riverside is quickly transforming into a vibrant, sought after residential quarter. Unique artworks installed around the development provide focal points of interest whilst harking back to the site’s industrial and engineering heritage. Landscaping has helped to further create a strong identity for the site, with the scoop area leading down to the riverbank proving to be a hit with residents, local people and tourists alike.

Illustrative Landscape Masterplan