Planning Issues

Bonnington Walk

New Temple Meads Campus

Easy Hotel

The Chanson Foods site, Avon Street

The Chanson Foods site, Avon Street

The Society has said that the height of this development should not exceed the height of the new development north of the railway. We have alternatively suggested that the height of the northern block is reduced and the ‘lost’ space transferred to the southern block.
BRI: December 2019 update

BRI: December 2019 update

A planning committee has approved the latest proposal to redevelop the site of the Bristol Royal Infirmary Old Building in record time, with Councillors thanking officers, consultees and the developers.
Redcliffe Wharf: December 2019 update

Redcliffe Wharf: December 2019 update

In November, a revised planning application 18/06060/LA was submitted for Redcliffe Wharf development. The height of the central building has been increased and the view from Redcliffe Parade is now similar to that of the original scheme.
The Arc, Millennium Square

The Arc, Millennium Square

We The Curious propose to develop a moving observation capsule in the north east corner of Millennium Square. beside the listed, former Cannons Marsh railway goods shed.
Council housing developments

Council housing developments

The Society strongly supports the Council’s initiative to re-develop vacant suburban sites around the city with higher residential densities. Most of the land the Council owns.
Globe House

Globe House

Westworks propose to develop a large site between the River Frome and Pennywell Road. This includes Globe House, a dilapidated building at the centre of the site.
Leisure Island

Leisure Island

Although the Society strongly supports redevelopment of this triangular space close to Lawrence Hill roundabout, we regret that we cannot support the erection of a new 6-storey perimeter block.
Former Soapworks Building

Former Soapworks Building

The developer First Base proposes to redevelop the site of the former Gardiner Haskins Homecentre between Old Bread Street and Straight Street, Old Market.
University of Bristol Library: October 2019 update

University of Bristol Library: October 2019 update

The proposed University of Bristol new library will be located on the site of the current Hawthorns building. The Society continues to support a development of a library on this site but regrets that it cannot support this proposal.
BRI car park: October update

BRI car park: October update

University Hospitals Bristol has appealed against the Council’s refusal in March 2019 of the planning application to build a multi-storey car park in Marlborough Street.
Broad Plain Public Real Strategy Consultation

Broad Plain Public Real Strategy Consultation

The Society has responded to the City Council’s consultation which builds on the Old Market Quarter Neighbourhood Plan.
Former fire station

Former Fire Station: September update

Planning permission was granted on the 23rd September on Planning Officer’s recommendation to approve with the Chair’s casting vote.
Bristol Royal Infirmary: Sept 2019 update

Bristol Royal Infirmary: Sept 2019 update

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.
Western Harbour Road consultation

Western Harbour Road consultation

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.
Silverthorne Lane: September update

Silverthorne Lane: September update

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.
Avon Street student accommodation

Avon Street student accommodation

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.

Planning issues reviewed in the last twelve months