Planning Issues

Little Paradise, Bedminster

Aerial view of site.
Planning Issues

Redcross Street, Old Market

Dove Lane image
Planning Issues

Dove Lane, St. Pauls

Planning Issues

Plan of Ashton Gate proposal

Ashton Gate

In principle, the Society supports the proposals by Ashton Gate Limited and Bristol Sport (the Club) to develop two sites at Ashton Gate.

Photo of Portland Square

Portland Square update Jan 2019

Planning permission has been granted for the development of this former short terrace of four houses has been Bristol’s longest running ‘building at risk’, blight.

St Catherine’s Place

This is a scheme to redevelop the site to provide about 270 new homes in five blocks between 4 and 22 floors. The scheme would also revitalise the tired St. Catherine’s Place shopping arcade;

BRI car park

University Hospitals Bristol has made an outline planning application for permission to demolish its 180-place multi-storey car park above Marlborough Street and to replace it with an 820-place car park.

BRI Charity Universal Building

Bristol Royal Infirmary update

Unite, who are the current owners of the Charity Universal Building, have not so far proceeded with their appeal against the planning refusal of their first planning application.

Proposed new library

New University Library

The Society supports redevelopment of the Hawthorns and the construction of a new Arts and Social Sciences Library (the Library) but regrets that it cannot support the current scheme.

St Catherine's Place CGI

Bedminster Green

Bedminster Green developers have instructed the Bath firm of Nash Partnership to produce a Framework of planning guidance for the development area.

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.