It is important
to realise the opportunities for the proposed community, the site’s assets can be used to bring identity to it just as Bath’s 18th Century developers achieved.
Specialists have looked in detail at matters such as archaeology, ecology, history, arboriculture, ground conditions, drainage, access and movement, and wildlife. In addition to this technical evidence we are also very keen to understand the thoughts and ideas of the local community.
We realise that to understand the factors, physical and social which should influence the form development takes, we need to listen carefully to local people as well as the technical specialists.
It is also important to realise the opportunities for the proposed community. This might be through its convenience to public transport routes and local employers, or how the site’s assets such as historical features and views can be used to bring identity and place to it just as Bath’s 18th Century builder/developers achieved.
A Conversation with the Community
It is now common practice for planning applications to be put on display for public comment prior to submission, but at Sulis Down the approach is more comprehensive. Starting in November 2014 a three stage public consultation allowed us to really look in depth at