The photograph was taken on Totterdown Bridge facing Totterdown. The Bath Road runs left to right across the middle of the picture. The proposed scheme would transform the disused and neglected piece of land (once a filling station) to the left of the picture on the corner of Totterdown Bridge and Bath Road that runs down to the river. A broad mix of uses proposed, residential, business, opens space and riverside access.
The Society supports the regeneration of this site. There are no plans to show or indication of the height or massing because the scheme is still at the conception stage. The Society wants to see a development that enhances its riverside setting and is informed by the surrounding topography. The corner site calls out for an imaginative design that complements the houses on the Bath Road. The development should have a green edge to the Bath Road. The Society supports a proposed walking route along the river to the west of the site, which could link to the proposed riverside route to Temple Meads that the Council has mooted. The developer has a respectful approach to the site’s ecological context.
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Bristol Civic Society's full response [PDF, 232KB] Right-click to download, click to view.