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.
On the corner of Somerset Street and Prewett Street, the scheme would comprehensively redevelop and regenerate a brownfield site between Proctor House and Broughton House, part of the Council’s Redcliffe estate.
The panel has shortlisted the following projects for the Bristol Civic Society Design Awards.
On the 23rd May forty plus members of Bristol Civic Society were hosted on their visit to Filton Airfield by YTL Development.
The Society welcomes the Dandara Group’s proposal to demolish and redevelop buildings that do not contribute to the vitality and appearance the area, but it regrets that it cannot support the current scheme.
For several years the Society’s Planning Applications Group has been campaigning to limit the spread of LED advertising screens. In recent weeks, there has been a surge in applications for LED advertising screens. No less than 25 applications have been made for dual sided screens offering telephone and wifi access.
Umberslade proposes office space in re-purposed shipping containers inside the Grade II listed gaol walls, providing office space in re-purposed shipping containers with a central atrium to provide natural light across 5 levels.
On the 25th May 2018, the Council granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the St Mary’s Hospital site to create a student housing development of 153 bedspaces.
This year’s Design Awards will be held at The Station, Silver Street, Bristol on Thursday 21st June 2018, doors opening 6.15 pm, presentations start at 7.00 pm.
Historic England have two assessments to make in parallel. An application to list the building and an application from Unite Students for a Certificate of Immunity from listing. This was the Society’s response.
A reciprocal visit following our Salisbury trip last summer – more details nearer the date. An opportunity to host the visit and show the best of Bristol.