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.

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

planningapplicationsWe have continued to scrutinise planning applications in recent weeks whilst preparing to relaunch our Planning Portal.

Baths Cleaned frontage   CopyBristol City Council have put the North Baths up for sale and the preferred bidder is proposing to convert the building into offices.

high riseThe final draft of BCC's Urban Living Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on tall buildings has just come out and extraordinarily, the draft SPD greatly strengthens the encouragement of tall buildings by the city (https://goo.gl/N4XJsW).

ppgrabThe Bishopston Planning Portal enhances The Bishopston Society's planning work by providing a visual representation of selected current planning applications via an interactive map, and access to a database customised for Bishopston.

loft extensionRecent planning applications we've scrutinised include a crop of ugly conversions that appear to be part of a pattern, more cafés proposed for Gloucester Road, and other proposals.

planningapplicationsApplication Summary
Address: 48 Egerton Road Bristol BS7 8HL
Proposal: Loft conversion including dormer extension and roof alteration

planningapplicationsApplication Summary
Address: 28 & 30 Cranbrook Road Bristol BS6 7BW
Proposal: Works to front and rear roofslopes of each house to facilitate loft conversions.

planningapplicationsApplication Summary. Address: 102 Gloucester Road Bishopston Bristol BS7 8BN
Proposal: Convert shipping container into juice/wrap/sandwich serving bar.

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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