FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found below.

What is happening?

The proposals include the part demolition, retaining the façade on Monksdale Road, of the current buildings which will be redeveloped into a high quality building 68-bedroom care home, providing much needed new homes and employment opportunities.

 

Where is the site?

The site is located on the redundant Wandsdyke Business Park, Oldfield Lane, Bath, BA2 3LY.

 

Why is the site being redeveloped?

The proposed redevelopment is an appropriate and efficient use of a brownfield site which will provide much-needed residential accommodation, specifically Care and Nursing accommodation (C2 use), which will contribute to meeting B&NES’ housing targets.

 

Who is redeveloping the site?

Barchester Healthcare specialise in delivering top quality short and long-term residential care, assisted living and nursing services for adults with severe disabilities or mental health needs. Barchester currently operates in its Oakfield Care Home in Bath which is a purpose-built residential care home providing 24-hour nursing care, dementia care and respite care for frail older people.

 

Who have you appointed to work on this planning application?

We have worked hard to ensure that the majority of the consultants are well established, local to Bath, businesses who are experts in their field. They are supporting the architects, Harris Irwin Associates who have a successful track record of working with Barchester designing buildings that are sympathetic to their local surroundings.

 

What will be on the site?

The proposals include the demolition of the current buildings which will be redeveloped into residential use, specifically a 68-bedroom Barchester Healthcare care home providing much needed new homes and employment opportunities.

 

The proposals for the site include:

• 68 care bedrooms

• Accessible bathrooms

• Day and dining rooms

• Salon

• Cinema room

• Café and restaurant

• 20 parking spaces, including two accessible

 

When can I see the plans?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings, no physical consultation event will be held. Instead, an online public consultation will be held. The consultation materials including exhibition boards, FAQs and feedback forms will be available online for an extended period from Friday 24th April 2020 on this project website. Members of the public can email enquiries to info@wansdykeoldfieldpark.co.uk or telephone 01225 423400 to request paper copies of the proposals.

What enhancements are provided by the development and are there any sustainable measures provided?

The scheme will aim to achieve a minimum 19% reduction in regulated CO2 emissions from anticipated regulated energy use. A 9% reduction shall be achieved via the implementation of passive measures such as the specification of materials with high energy performance, low energy fixtures and the maximisation of green space. A further 10% reduction is anticipated through the provision of sufficient renewable energy generation.

 

When will the plans be submitted to Bath and North East Somerset Council?

The project team anticipate submitting the planning application in May 2020.

 

If planning is granted, when will construction start?

It is intended that if planning is granted, construction will take place from March 2021 – June 2022.

 

How can I get in touch?

Please take the time to complete a feedback form under the ‘Feedback Form’ tab. Exhibition materials, FAQs and feedback forms will be available on the project website www.wansdykeoldfieldpark.co.uk from: Friday 24th April 2020. For any queries please email info@wansdykeoldfieldpark.co.uk or telephone 01225 423 400.