Welcome to our Planning section, revamped May 2018 to coincide with the launch of our new planning portal. A major part of the "core business" of The Bishopston Society concerns the built environment in our area, so this section includes material on our work monitoring local planning applications, wider developments, archiecture, licensing and related matters.

wilder street 465x332This Bristol Civic Society update relates to a poorly conceived proposal for a major development site. Yet more planned student accomodation has sensibly been refused by the council. See details here

Br civic socThis latest bulletin has items on eleven proposed new developments  including plans for an extension to the Watershed, plus a piece on the new Women's Suffrage Blue Plaque in Clifton. Read the bulletin here

bristol centre mapAlan Morris of Bristol Civic Society has put together a compendium of recent news on Bristol's public spaces, transport and planning policy. Contents include:

tcpaThe Town and Country Planning Association has just published a report that critically examines the implications for the quality of future housing if government proposals for further deregulation go ahead.

planningapplicationsThe latest batch of local planning applications added to our Planning Portal mostly feature infill house developments and the usual loft conversions.

Stokes Croft Westmoreland House Nov 12 3   CopyWork is now well underway on this site. But the developers are now looking to change certain aspects of the previously agreed planning application.

Planning imageThe government, not content with the disastrous legislation they have introduced to undermine local planning rules through their 'Permitted Develpopment Rights', are now going ahead with consultation on further reforms under the title of 'On Planning Reforms To Support The High Street And Increase The Delivery Of New Homes'

Stokes Croft Nov 5th 2012 CopyThose of us who have had to live with the sight, often on a daily basis, of this canker of a building that has blotted the urban landscape of the Cheltenham Road for so many years will perhaps still react with some scepticism to the announcement that the start date for Westmoreland House to be finally demolished is now (tomorrow!) about to happen.

Totterdown 5A 15 storey building being proposed for Totterdown has been met with many local objections. The Bishopston Society and Bristol Civic Society are both firmly against these high rise blocks, with which our Mayor is so enamoured. More on this story here

NOTE: the articles shown above are merely the most recent 10 in our Planning section. There's lots more as you'll see by clicking through to the sub-sections Commentary, Architecture, Licensing and Policies.

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