The Society has commented on the latest draft of the Whitehouse Street development framework. There is much with which we agree in the in the place-making objectives expressed in the draft framework, but our support is tempered by a concern that any framework voices feel-good principles and objectives that are not necessarily borne out in reality. On balance, we think that the employment objective should be strengthened.
In contrast to the adjacent areas of Bedminster Green and Mead Street, it helps that the three major landowners have allowed sufficient time before coming up with proposals for developing their sites, and that the framework will be finalized before the planning applications come in. The community involvement seems to have been extensive, with leadership by Action Greater Bedminster.
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