Map showing proposed housing
Planning Issues

Bristol Transport Strategy

St Catherine's Place CGI
Planning Issues

St. Catherine’s Place Shopping Centre

Former Coroners Court and Lakota Club
Planning Issues

Former Coroner’s Court and the Lakota Club

Planning Issues

Portwall Gate

Portwall Gate – October update

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

Cargo Work in Wapping Wharf

Cargo Work – October update

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

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.

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.

Little Paradise, Bedminster

The Society welcomes the Dandara Group’s proposal to demolish and redevelop buildings that do not contribute to the vitality and appearance the area, but it regrets that it cannot support the current scheme.

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.

Tall buildings and densification

Bristol City Council is reviewing its approach to increasing the density of development in the city, which will replace its tall buildings policies. It has consulted on draft policies. Following the Mayor’s lead, the policies encourage tall buildings.

Bristol from the Floating Harbour

Local Plan review and Urban Living SPD

Bristol Council has been consulting on proposed changes to the Local Plan policies. A particular theme is ‘Urban Living’, one that prioritises housing growth in certain city areas, with denser development, primarily on brownfield sites.

4 16 Clifton Down Road

Clifton Down Road

In February the THAT Group presented new proposals to redevelop this site to provide a range of retail units, offices and cafe/restaurant space and public realm improvements shown in the computer image (CGI).

north-east quarter of Broadmead shopping area

Callowhill Court

On the 10th January 2018, a Planning Committee approved the outline plan for the demolition and redevelopment of the north-east quarter of the Broadmead shopping area.

Moxy hotel

Moxy Hotel

Facing Newfoundland Circus, Vastint Hospitality propose to construct a stepped seven-storey, 214-bedroom hotel at 55-83 Newfoundland Road from modular units.

JSP

Joint Spatial Plan

The Joint Spatial Plan for the West of England sub-region sets out plans to 2036 for housing growth and new employment locations, and also the infrastructure that will be required to support it.

Nuffield-proposed

Nuffield Hospital

The Society supports residential use and the removal of the unsympathetic extensions behind the main building. The Society regrets that it cannot support the third proposed scheme.

Redland Court

Redland Court

Kersfield Developments have submitted a full planning application to redevelop and reuse the now vacant site. The project will conserve and reuse the Grade II* listed Redland Court in a residential conversion.