This section provides a commentary on planning applications and developments and the work we do in this area. From June 2018 it relies on links to our new planning portal for details of specific applications, and complements this by offering a broader thematic treatment. Also from June 2018, this section covers individual planning applications and wider developments, which were previously presented in separate sections.

local planThe complete Local Plan document is a somewhat daunting one which requires a lot of reading! However, see our article alerting you to some of the important issues raised by the document here. Focusing on those aspects relating to our local area becomes a much more realistic task.

Merton road 2Back in November 2018, The Bishopston Society responded with a strongly worded objection to a planning application for two industrial units and a storage unit at 18C Merton Road - an application which seemed to completely ignore the serious detrimental effect it would have on the property and lives of adjacent residents.  

planningapplicationsThe latest batch of planning applications added to our Planning Portal include one exceptional case that's well outside our normal Bishopston boundary.

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'


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