Air Quality

Clean Air Zone – March 2021 update: the Cabinet decision

Clean Air Zone – March 2021 update: the Cabinet decision

The Cabinet meeting in late February 2021 confirmed that a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will be introduced from October 2021.
Clean Air Zone - January 2021 update: the expected decision

Clean Air Zone – January 2021 update: the expected decision

Mayor Marvin Rees has indicated the expected final outcome of the long process to decide action on clean air. Measures will be introduced in October.
Clean Air Zones - second council consultation

Clean Air Zones – second council consultation

Bristol Council has conducted a second public consultation on its clean air plan because its proposals have changed again. The Society submits its view.
Clean Air Plan – Sept 2020 update

Clean Air Plan – Sept 2020 update

There have been further delays in the Council’s Clean Air Plan and there is now also a change in plan.

Ashton Court Mansion

Ashton Court: March 2021 update

Ashton Court: March 2021 update

From this Spring, The Prince’s Foundation will lead a community consultation on the future of Ashton Court Mansion, bringing together groups with an active interest in the building as well a wider network of community organisations.
Ashton Court Mansion: November 2020 update

Ashton Court Mansion: November 2020 update

Bristol City Council has decided to establish a Partnership Board in order to identify a vision for the future and to work out how best to take forward implementation of that vision. Ashton Court Mansion will remain part of the City Council.
Ashton Court Mansion: Sept 2020 update

Ashton Court Mansion: Sept 2020 update

At last we have a clear decision on the future of Ashton Court Mansion. Bristol City Council has decided to establish a Partnership Board.
Ashton Court Mansion: August 2019 update

Ashton Court Mansion: August 2019 update

Bristol City Council has acted very quickly on receipt of the report from Purcell. The City Council will be appointing agents and marketing the Mansion for disposal on a long lease, probably 99 or 125 years.

Tall Buildings

Expert view on high-rise Bristol

Expert view on high-rise Bristol

"Should Bristol become a high rise city?" The conclusion of the three expert speakers at the Bristol Civic Society’s March 5 event was an unambiguous no. Tall buildings are bad for the environment, and bad for happiness.
Wapping Wharf housing

Urban Living SPD – revised version

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.
Tall buildings and densification

Tall buildings and densification

Bristol City Council is reviewing its approach to increasing the density of development in the city, which will replace its tall buildings policies. It has consulted on draft policies. Following the Mayor's lead, the policies encourage tall buildings.
Bristol from the Floating Harbour

Local Plan review and Urban Living SPD

Bristol Council has been consulting on proposed changes to the Local Plan policies. A particular theme is 'Urban Living', one that prioritises housing growth in certain city areas, with denser development, primarily on brownfield sites.

St. Michaels on the Mount Without

St Michaels - April 2020 update

St Michaels – April 2020 update

It is heartening to report on the phoenix arising from the ashes of St. Michael’s! Some three and a half years on from that disastrous fire there is significant new life.
St Michaels

St Michael’s Update October 2018

The Civic Society was ultimately unsuccessful in their bid and the selected purchaser was Ian Johnson, a Clifton resident with the excellent track record of sensitively restoring the Observatory on Clifton Down.
St-Michaels showing fire damage

St Michael’s Background

Simon Birch explains how the Civic Society became involved in the future of St Michael's on the Mount Without.