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Insensitive and inappropriate sign placement

Reported via desktop in the Street nameplate damage category anonymously at 14:01, Monday 15 March 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2609896.

Two Clean Air signs were placed in front of our property yesterday having been moved for some reason from a position 100yards away. I wish to complain strongly about the one which is in front of a large hedge and abuts or even transgresses into our garden. It is not practical as it will soon be covered in vegetation. I will no longer be able to cut the hedge. It is an eyesore and particularly effects views of heritage buildings along Camden rd, especially Belgrave Terrace and our house Belgrave Lodge which the Bath Preservation Society gave a grant towards as being of significant historical interest. A new post has been erected for the sign when there was a new post recently put up 50 yards away for the Clean Air Zone. It should have been put on that. Clearly it has not been considered properly and no consultations or planning processes were followed..

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    Posted by Systems Team at 14:02, Monday 15 March 2021

  • If the CAZ boundaries had had to avoid heritage buildings in Bath it would probably have been impossible to have the CAZ at al. But in general there is much too much street furniture and signage in Bath and it is very hard for residents to get it moved or removed.

    Posted anonymously at 14:51, Monday 15 March 2021

  • I’m surprised the lamp post next to the postbox was not used. This has the CAZ camera on already and reduces the need for further street furniture on the north size of Camden Road. All that is potentially needed is an additional marking across the road itself to indicate the exact boundary, after Gays Hill which I’m surprised Bath council has not followed London on, regarding using road marking to show the exact boundary as this would reduce the costs, obstructions and visuals of more street furniture. Just my 2cents.

    Posted anonymously at 09:41, Saturday 20 March 2021

  • We now have 6 signs/utilities (Telecom box) outside our house.4 of them put there in the last few months. One of them now obscures another so it is unreadable by traffic. The one I am objecting too most strongly is the Clean air zone put right inside our hedge. In its winter plummagwe it is hard to see but when summer comes it will be covered by the hedge. Who are the council expecting to prune this hedge on a bi monthly basis?

    Posted anonymously at 22:31, Tuesday 6 April 2021

  • The CAZ sign is still there! I have heard nothing so far from you about the absurd placing of these signs. To reiterate: 1) the signs block the view of three listed buildings 2) The sign on the north side should have been placed on the existing CAZ pole 54 feet away where it would be more visible to traffic 3) This sign is already largely hidden by the hedge into which it has been placed and which will grow!

    Posted anonymously at 16:22, Wednesday 21 April 2021

  • I think we need to look at how BANES is managing its UNESCO responsibilities to protect its World Heritage status. Clearly there are some guidelines about appropriate development and as a DCMS report says "It should be emphasised in Government advice that competing and other interests must come second to the needs and protection of a World Heritage Site itself."

    Posted anonymously at 09:14, Friday 23 April 2021

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