Bridge Farm, Bell Hill, Bristol BS16 1BQ
Bristol Civic Society welcomes the attention given to achieving good design outlined in the concept for this proposal and is supportive of the self-build approach. The proposal is innovative and clearly has considerable support.
We appreciate that this is an outline application but given the site’s proximity to the M32 we think it important that that City Council is satisfied that the proposed location is both satisfactory in principle for family housing and a satisfactory living environment can be provided at the detailed design stage.
Noise and air quality assessments support the application and in both instances the conclusions are that the site is acceptable for a residential use, subject to a number of mitigations. With regard to noise, we aren’t entirely clear how the assessment and conclusions reflect national planning practice guidance.