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Planning Issues

Bristol Royal Infirmary update

Proposed new library
Planning Issues

New University Library

St Catherine's Place CGI
Planning Issues

Bedminster Green

Planning Issues

Midland Road

A proposal to build 62 flats, 100% affordable housing and a café in a 6-storey L-shaped building on Midland Road and Midland Street, Old Market.

Stokes Croft update

A proposal for 348 bed-spaces of student accommodation with ground floor employment space, retaining and refurbishing a listed building at 25 Wilder Street.

Watershed – St. Augustine’s Reach

Watershed has an urgent need for space to expand several of its successful activities. The proposal is to build an extension on the Marriott Hotel side described as ‘backpacking’ the shed.

Former Fire Station

Cubex propose to build 300 homes together with a 7-storey commercial building on Counterslip and Temple Street, formerly occupied by the Avon Fire And Rescue Service Headquarters.

St. Michael’s Hill – lecture theatres

The University of Bristol proposes new lecture theatres on St. Michael’s Hill, just to the left of the former Children’s Hospital.

Aerial photo of 59-68 Feeder Road

59-68 Feeder Road St. Philips

A proposal to build up to 760 student bedrooms, 30 affordable dwellings and up to 1200sqm of ‘flexible’ commercial floor space in Feeder Road, St Phillips.

Taviner’s Buildings: update

On the 28th November 2018 the Planning Committee refused the Taviner’s Buildings planning application.

Map showing proposed housing

Bristol Transport Strategy

Bristol Council has been consulting on a draft Bristol Transport Strategy. It does not provide clarity on how a prioritised plan will be put together.

Former Coroners Court and Lakota Club

Former Coroner’s Court and the Lakota Club

The Society supports the proposal to convert the former Coroner’s Court and the Lakota Club and to extend the Bottle Works to develop a heritage-led scheme of 54 new one and two-bed starter homes.

Portwall Gate

Portwall Gate – October update

The Society unreservedly supports the redevelopment of land at rear of 100 Temple Street, Redcliff.

Front views of Edward Everard building

The Edward Everard Building: October update

In October 2018, the developers made their planning application. John Frenkel updates the Society’s response.

Broadwalk, Knowle

Broadwalk Shopping Centre: October Update

In October 2018, the developers applied for outline planning permission and here John Frenkel updates the Society’s response.

Moxy hotel

Moxy Hotel update

The developer (Vastint Hospitality) has filed revised plans that make cosmetic changes to the proposed street elevations. The Society opposes the current design.

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.

Cargo Work in Wapping Wharf

Cargo Work – update

The Council has approved the scheme to create office accommodation using shipping containers positioned within the historic walls.

1-3 Asshton Road, The Old Brewery

The Old Brewery

The Society supports the redevelopment of the site at 1-3 Ashton Road (the Old Brewery) with an intensified density. However, the Society does not support the height of the two blocks of flats

Broadwalk, Knowle

Broadwalk Shopping Centre

The Broadwalk Shopping Centre has been in administration since January 2017 and action is required to safeguard its future. The Society supports the scheme presented by Keep Architecture.

Portwall House graphic

Portwall Gate – 100 Temple Street

The Society unreservedly supports the redevelopment of this vacant site. The design of the new building is superior to the lapsed permission.

21 St Thomas Street

Update 21 St Thomas Street Redcliffe

In 2018 the Council granted planning permission for a 8 floor block of student accommodation. The developer, the F3Group, has made a second post-permission proposal to extend the permitted building to 14 floors.

Cardiology Research Unit

Bristol Royal Infirmary – new extension

The University Hospitals Bristol (UHB) proposes to build a Cardiology Research Unit (CRU) at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Wilder Street image

Stokes Croft

Watkins Jones, a student accommodation specialist, has acquired a large site on the opposite side of Backfields to the former Coroner’s Court. The Society strongly supports redevelopment of this site but regrets that it cannot support this proposal.

Cargo Work in Wapping Wharf

Cargo Work – Wapping Wharf

The developer Umberslade has new plans for the offices on the corner of Cumberland Road and Wapping Road that the image shows.

Seawalls cafe and toilet drawings

Seawalls cafe and toilets

An application for planning permission has been submitted to the Council to demolish the public toilets at Seawalls on the Downs and replace the building with a café incorporating new toilets.

Front views of Edward Everard building

The Edward Everard Building and NatWest Court

A proposal to renovate and reuse the empty offices in the Edward Everard Building to deliver a mixed-use scheme of a hotel, serviced apartments, a residential block, co-working space, and retail units.

Advert/phone kiosks

In recent weeks, there has been a surge in applications for advert/phone kiosks. No less than 25 applications have been made for dual sided screens offering telephone and wifi access.

Taviner’s Buildings Prewett Street

On the corner of Somerset Street and Prewett Street, the scheme would comprehensively redevelop and regenerate a brownfield site between Proctor House and Broughton House, part of the Council’s Redcliffe estate.

City Point Temple Gate Bristol BS1 6PL

The menace of LED advertising screens

For several years the Society’s Planning Applications Group has been campaigning to limit the spread of LED advertising screens. In recent weeks, there has been a surge in applications for LED advertising screens. No less than 25 applications have been made for dual sided screens offering telephone and wifi access.

Aerial photograph of the city

City Centre Framework

Bristol Council has been consulting on a draft City Centre Framework, covering a relatively small part of the city centre – Old City, Lewins Mead, Broadmead, bottom of M32, Castle Park, North Redcliffe.

St Mary's Hospital

St Mary’s Hospital

On the 25th May 2018, the Council granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the St Mary’s Hospital site to create a student housing development of 153 bedspaces.

BRI Charity Universal Building

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Historic England have two assessments to make in parallel. An application to list the building and an application from Unite Students for a Certificate of Immunity from listing. This was the Society’s response.