Planning Issues

Seawalls cafe and toilets: January 2021 update

Gas Lane and Freestone Road

Ashton Gate: January 2021 update

Stokes Croft: January 2021 update

Stokes Croft: January 2021 update

The Society welcomes the redevelopment of this underused and unattractive site. We support the proposal but still have reservations about some of the design elements.
Great Western Dockyard

Great Western Dockyard

The Civic Society welcomes and supports the proposals to extend the current visitor attraction at the SS Great Britain into the adjacent Albion Dockyard. The proposals will deliver a vibrant mixed-use scheme, providing an enhanced visitor attraction.
Old rail depot, Clanage Road update: December 2020

Old rail depot, Clanage Road update: December 2020

The Civic Society continues to support in principle the revised plans for this site on the south-west edge of the city, but we continue to object to the height of the buildings at the north end of the site.
Bristol Avon Flood Strategy

Bristol Avon Flood Strategy

Bristol City Council has been consulting on the strategic approach to addressing the risk of flooding through both tidal surges up the River Avon and downstream river overflow from rainwater.
WECA Spatial Development Strategy consultation

WECA Spatial Development Strategy consultation

The Society has responded to a West of England Combined Authority (WECA) consultation on a Spatial Development Strategy (SDS), which considers the region’s strategic housing, planning and infrastructure needs.
St Catherine's Place: November 2020 update

St Catherine’s Place: November 2020 update

The Society generally welcomes the revised scheme for St Catherine's Place which provides a range of benefits to the local area.
'Planning for the Future' - the Government's White Paper

‘Planning for the Future’ – the Government’s White Paper

Jeff Bishop reviews 'Planning for the Future', a Government White Paper that will, if implemented, affect many aspects of development and conservation in Bristol.
Little Paradise update: June 2020

Little Paradise update: June 2020

Following the Civic Society review in Feb 2019, revisions have been made. The Society supports some of the changes, but continues to object to the proposals because of the height of the buildings.
Caravan Club Site, Cumberland Road

Caravan Club Site, Cumberland Road

Goram Homes, a housing company founded by Bristol City Council, proposes to deliver 165 flats on land previously used as a caravan site off Cumberland Road.
East Street vision

East Street vision

The Society has submitted consultation comments on the ‘East Street vision’ commissioned by Bedminster Business Improvement District, which will evolve into a masterplan

Planning issues reviewed in the last twelve months

 

Streetfocus is a useful website with a map showing proposals by developers to create new buildings, change existing sites, and other smaller changes such as tree works.