The Civic Society’s Transport and Place-Making group has taken a considered look at the road layout options for Western Harbour. Even though roads are not part of the consultation, the road layout is an essential part of the next stage of masterplanning.
How can Civic Society members make their voices heard? Jeff Bishop suggests a number of ways, including the use of Harbour Hopes interactive map.
The City Council has appointed consultants Turner.Works to develop a vision to guide the future of Western Harbour. The Civic Society has been in discussions with the consultants.
The Cabinet meeting in late February 2021 confirmed that a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will be introduced from October 2021.
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.
Bristol Council has conducted a second public consultation on its clean air plan because its proposals have changed again. The Society submits its view.
Ashton Court Mansion
The next stage in the ongoing work by The Prince's Foundation is for the Foundation to spend the next 2 to 3 months doing a go/no go report and business case.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 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.