Graphic Packaging: update October 2023

23/03104/P Graphic Packaging Filwood Road Bristol BS16 3SB

The Civic Society expressed concerns regarding the loss of employment land and loss of employment opportunities in this part of Bristol. In the Society’s view there needs to be a significant amount of commercial space on the Graphic Packaging site.

It would be ideal if the three adjacent sites (sites considered within the Atlas Place Strategic Framework) are considered at the same time, enabling a comprehensive approach to successful place making. In this way issues such as transport planning, permeability, building heights and the provision of services could be properly assessed in a co-ordinated way.

In conclusion we consider that this application is premature pending the finalisation of the Atlas Place Framework. This will need to involve a comprehensive public consultation exercise. The master plan needs to include a significant amount of employment floorspace.

Simon Birch


Full Civic Society response.


BCS comments in May 2023.


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