Thursday, 21 May 2015

Peter Duppa-Miller

It is with sadness that we no longer have Peter Duppa-Miller as one of our members. With Peter passing away we have lost a huge advocate for the area, and such a huge amount of knowledge and experience. We will always remember the efforts Peter has put in to us trying to achieve our objectives.

SOBA objectives

SOBA was originally set up to stop the building of houses on the Southstoke plateau. With the ruling of the government inspector allowing around 300 houses to be built that objective is lost. As part of the work by SOBA members a number of key points were agreed by the inspector, to maintain as much of the environment that we have fought to retain. The new objective of SOBA is to ensure that these hard fought points are included in the new development.

Timetable update

Since the last SOBA meeting we have received the following summary of the expected progress of the “Sulis Down” Masterplan. July 2015. Public Consultation on a Draft Masterplan. Sept/Oct 2015. Draft Masterplan will be submitted to B&NES’ Planning committee for comment. Jan 2016. 1st Planning Application likely to be submitted. This would then go to The councils planning meeting in Mar/Apr 2016

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Key documents

Inspectors report

Adopted Strategy


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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Further information about Exhibition 3rd November



Monday 3rd November 12 noon to 8pm at St Gregory’s School

SOBA - The South of Bath Alliance alerts all residents to view an exhibition showing the plans for the development of land (Sulis Down) on South Stoke Plateau

The exhibition is being staged by the developer from whom you should have received an invitation in the post. This is the first step in the formation of a Master Plan for the development. This must involve consultation with the local community and given the short notice (and low key press announcement) about the exhibition, we advise all those interested to attend and view the proposals. You will find out more about how these plans might affect you and you will have an opportunity to express your views.

The South of Bath Alliance was formed by members of the local community to oppose the development of land at South Stoke Plateau for housing and to protect this part of Bath’s Green Belt. Now that the Core Strategy has been approved, SOBA’s task is to ensure that development is kept within the restrictions imposed by the Planning Inspector and to ensure that it does not damage the remaining Green Belt and the Cotswold AONB.

If you would like to give us your comments about the proposals, to participate in SOBA or simply to find out more, please contact us by sending your comments to: