2020

Silverthorne Lane: Feb 2020 update

There have been further revisions to this massive scheme on land between Silverthorne Lane and the Feeder Canal. The Society cannot support the height and mass of the proposed residential accommodation.

Land at Airport Road

The Society supports the Council’s initiative to develop land that it owns beside Airport Road. The development will provide 173 new homes.

Vauxhall House and Payne’s Shipyard

Between the New Cut and Coronation Road, Crest Nicholson propose to demolish the site to build up to 158 flats with car parking, landscaping, access, infrastructure and a riverside pedestrian path.

New University Library: Feb 2020 update

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.

Idling action and School Streets

Bristol City Council has embarked on two schemes to influence driver behaviour to help reduce air pollution – Idling action and School Streets. A Bristol Walking Alliance meeting on 6th January was given a briefing on the two schemes.

Limbs & Things: 13th February 2020 – SOLD OUT

We have arranged a visit to the St Philips premises of this company, which creates and manufactures models and simulators for doctors’ and nurses’ hands-on skills training- delivering babies, taking blood, key hole surgery, suturing and more.

Visit to Brabazon Hangar: 17th January 2020 – SOLD OUT

There is a current planning application for permission to develop an Arena in the Brabazon hangars at Filton. The Civic Society arranged a visit to the former airfield and to the hangars quite recently but this trip is focused solely on plans for the Arena.

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