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An old shop “in need of repair” in the centre of Bath could soon reopen as a wine shop and restaurant writes John Wimperis Local Democracy Reporter.
18 Green Street has been a shop since at least 1819 when it was a corset maker’s. It has since been a florist, ladies’ fashion shop, shoe shop, and — most recently — foot clinic Shuropody. Now the new owners have submitted a planning application to Bath and North East Somerset Council proposing restoring historic features and opening a restaurant in the building to serve small plates.
Currently, the building is in need of repair, with a design and access statement submitted with the application warning: “The beam and roof structure is in need of repair to prevent further damage to the historic fabric of the building.”
The new owners propose addressing these issues, while also undoing twentieth century alterations to reveal historic aspects of the building of which “only traces” remain. They propose stripping out the modern shop fittings and partition walls to reveal the original fireplace and limestone walls, while 1930s wooden panelling will be retained and re-established where possible.
The statement added: “The new small plate restaurant, wine shop and residential unit will enhance the community and ensure the entire building is brought back into beneficial use. […] The restored asset and new viable use should contribute to the character and distinctiveness of Green Street.”

Shaftsebury Road in Oldfield Park is the location for an improved Co-operative store.
The upgraded outlet includes parcel collection services, an in-store bakery, hot food, coffee, a free cash machine and limited parking.

The former Scala Cinema was opened in the 1920s but eventually closed as a picture house in the 1960s.

Planning News by John Wimperis, Local democracy Reporter: Brock Street, Bath Renovations at a Bath dentists could see an extra dental surgery installed in the building.
Bath Dental Excellence at 29 Brock Street could go from having five dental surgeries to six, if plans are approved. Two doors could be removed and a stud wall installed on the second floor to create a new surgery, and a heat pump could also be installed as part of the plans.
But the dental clinic needs listed building consent from Bath and North East Somerset Council before the plans can go ahead. Brock Street was built by John Wood the Younger in the mid-1700s, who would then build the Royal Crescent at the end of the street, and the dentists’ building is Grade II listed.
You can view and comment on the application here: 2FLBA#details_Section

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