Planning Issues

The Arc, Millennium Square

Council densification developments

Globe House

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.
Former fire station

Former Fire Station: August update

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.
Redcliffe Wharf: August 2019 Update

Redcliffe Wharf: August 2019 Update

We support the Redcliffe West Residents’ objection that the extra floor would harm the historic view of Redcliffe Parade from across the Harbour.
Taviner's Building Update: July 2019

Taviner’s Building Update: July 2019

The revised proposal is an improvement but still includes the demolition of the former Bell public house. The Society continues to object to this.
2-18 Stokes Croft

2-18 Stokes Croft

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.
Bath Road former filling station

Bath Road, Totterdown: June update

The planning committee by a majority of 8 to 2 accepted the Planning Department’s report and granted planning permission.
Photo of Portland Square

Portland Square: update June 2019

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