Sub-regional plans

The Society has commented on the November 2016 consultation for the West of England sub-region’s emerging Joint Spatial Plan and Joint Transport Study, which set out possible ways forward for the period to 2036 in the context of a projected housing need of over 100,000 homes.

Brunel House

The Council have been tenants of Brunel House from the 1980s, when offices were built behind the preserved, Grade II listed, neo-classical façade. Unite Students has recently asked whether the Council will permit a change of use to student accommodation.

Clifton Down Road 2017

THAT Group proposes to demolish 2-16 Clifton Down Road and redevelop a range of retail units, offices and cafe/restaurant space.

A New ‘Redcliff Quarter’

Bristol Civic Society supports the proposed new Redcliffe Quarter urban hub, but joins Heritage England and the local Design Forum in opposing an 18 floor tower that would dominate Bristol’s city centre skyline and harm the setting of St. Mary Redcliff.

Troubadour folk club

A beauty clinic at 5 Waterloo Street, Clifton now has a blue plaque to commemorate the Troubadour folk club which was based there from 1966 to 1971.

Bristol’s skyline

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees said: “I want Bristol’s skyline to grow. Years of low level buildings and a reluctance to build up in an already congested city is a policy I am keen to change”. In Bristol 24/7 Bristol Civic Society’s John Frenkel responded.

Blackberry Hill Hospital

Blackberry Hill Hospital is a brownfield site. The Society supports this mix of uses, the landscaping proposals and public access to the parkland. The Society has suggested the retention of the chapel, a substantial Victorian building.

Units B & C Dean Street

The proposal is to demolish the current buildings to build 42 flats of mixed sizes and 3 split-level workshops to create an active commercial frontage to Wilder Street.

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