There is an excellent likelihood of a happy ending to this long planning story. Unite Students have retained Alec French Architects to make a planning application which the Society unreservedly supports.
The Council has published three options to simplify the Cumberland Basin road system which was constructed in an age that championed motorway-style urban road systems. The Society is critical of the current consultation.
Square Bay, the developer, has now made a planning application for outline permission for plot 1 which is for an academic building for Bristol University.
The Society supports student accommodation on this site which is next to Bristol University’s new Campus. We cannot support the proposed building height of 14 floors.
The developer (Cubex) has filed revised plans that modify the height of two of the buildings in this complex. The Society considered the revisions; the original response remains unrevised.
We support the Redcliffe West Residents’ objection that the extra floor would harm the historic view of Redcliffe Parade from across the Harbour.
The revised proposal is an improvement but still includes the demolition of the former Bell public house. The Society continues to object to this.
This proposal would build 245 units of student accommodation and ground floor commercial space on the southside of Stokes Croft with a return frontage on Moon Street.
The planning committee by a majority of 8 to 2 accepted the Planning Department’s report and granted planning permission.
The developer has now applied for planning permission to change the use and provide specialist student housing. The Society prefers conventional residential use creating a more balanced and stable community that would support ancillary activities.
The Society generally supports Galliford Try’s proposal to develop 345 Bath Road, a site on the city side of the St. Mary Redcliffe cemetery on the Bath Road.
On the south-west corner of the junction of Marsh Bridge and Albert Road with the Feeder Road, this scheme would build accommodation for 640 students in blocks of 7, 8 and 14-floors.
The Society welcomes the construction of more homes in the centre of the city, but we regret that we cannot support this planning application to build 64, 1- and 2-bedroom flats at 7 Redcross Street.
The proposal for the former Filling Station is to build 152 new dwellings in four buildings comprising a 15-storey tower, two central blocks of 6 and 7-storeys and a 3-storey eastern block.
Bristol Council has been consulting on proposed changes to the Local Plan policies. The Society has responded to the second round of consultation.
Planning issues reviewed in the last twelve months