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.
The developer First Base proposes to redevelop the site of the former Gardiner Haskins Homecentre between Old Bread Street and Straight Street, Old Market.
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.
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.
The Society has responded to the City Council’s consultation which builds on the Old Market Quarter Neighbourhood Plan.
Planning permission was granted on the 23rd September on Planning Officer’s recommendation to approve with the Chair’s casting vote.
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.
Planning issues reviewed in the last twelve months