B&NES Council’s property arm reveals plans for six flats in listed Keynsham building

Plans to turn a landmark Georgian property on Bristol Road in Keynsham into six flats have been revealed by Aequus Developments, the property arm of Bath & North East Somerset Council.

Two two-bed flats and four one-bed flats are proposed for Milward House. The change of use is included in this week’s list of planning applications on the council’s website.

The property is currently empty and was last used as offices. The former Friends’ Meeting House dates from the mid 18th century, with late 18th and minor 19th century alterations. It was listed as Grade II in 1950.

The architects’ report accompanying the planning application says the building lends itself well to internal sub-division with relatively little impact on the historic fabric. There are no proposed alterations to the outside of the building.

Their report notes: “There are currently a maximum of three parking spaces at the rear of the building. It will be necessary to argue that housing in this central location does not need to fully comply with the parking provisions recommendation in planning terms.”

The planning reference is 22/02964/REG03.