Who are we and what do we do?
Bristol Civic Society is an independent, voluntary organisation that exists to improve Bristol’s built environment and celebrate its heritage. We have existed as a society for over 100 years. Through our working groups, we seek to influence the development of major sites, and new planning and transport policy. And we monitor planning applications. New group members are always welcome.
We put on a varied events programme. In addition to this website, we publish Better Bristol (in the spring and autumn each year) and send out (by email) regular e-bulletins and event notifications. We are an active and friendly organisation with over 400 members from all walks of life.
Unite, who are the current owners of the Charity Universal Building, have not so far proceeded with their appeal against the planning refusal of their first planning application.
The Society supports redevelopment of the Hawthorns and the construction of a new Arts and Social Sciences Library (the Library) but regrets that it cannot support the current scheme.
Bedminster Green developers have instructed the Bath firm of Nash Partnership to produce a Framework of planning guidance for the development area.
A proposal to build 62 flats, 100% affordable housing and a café in a 6-storey L-shaped building on Midland Road and Midland Street, Old Market.
A proposal for 348 bed-spaces of student accommodation with ground floor employment space, retaining and refurbishing a listed building at 25 Wilder Street.
Cubex propose to build 300 homes together with a 7-storey commercial building on Counterslip and Temple Street, formerly occupied by the Avon Fire And Rescue Service Headquarters.
The University of Bristol proposes new lecture theatres on St. Michael’s Hill, just to the left of the former Children’s Hospital.
A proposal to build up to 760 student bedrooms, 30 affordable dwellings and up to 1200sqm of ‘flexible’ commercial floor space in Feeder Road, St Phillips.
On the 28th November 2018 the Planning Committee refused the Taviner’s Buildings planning application.
One hundred years after women voted in British Parliamentary elections for the first time, a blue plaque ceremony took place in Clifton. Bristol MP, Thangham Debbonaire was guest of honour at the occasion.