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.
The developer (Vastint Hospitality) has filed revised plans that make cosmetic changes to the proposed street elevations. The Society opposes the current design.
Bristol Council has been consulting again on an Urban Living Supplementary Planning Document. ‘Urban Living’ is a policy that prioritises housing growth in certain city areas, with denser development, primarily on brownfield sites.
The Purcell Study investigating options for the Ashton Court Mansion is nearly finished. We understand that an initial draft has been delivered to the City Council and comments and feedback are awaited.
The Society supports the redevelopment of the site at 1-3 Ashton Road (the Old Brewery) with an intensified density. However, the Society does not support the height of the two blocks of flats
The health impacts of air pollution are well known. Alan Morris delves behind the headlines on air pollution and proposes actions to improve it.
Four films, capturing the evocative, changing streetscape of our city. Time and place to be confirmed.
A walking tour of this new city quarter taking in Castle Bridge, the conversion of the former Brewery buildings and the construction of new buildings on this densely developed site.
Mr Mark Herbert, one of two planners at Bristol Airport hosted a group of 40 Civic Society members to talk about the history and future development of the South West and Wales premier regional airport.
Members of Salisbury Civic Society paid a return visit to Bristol following the Bristol Civic Society visit to Salisbury last year.