SORRY! PLANNING PORTAL OUT OF ACTION: We are sorry to have to announce that The Bishopston Planning Portal is currently out of action. For technical reasons beyond our control, much of the information gathered via the portal is not currently being updated automatically, and therefore the portal does not currently provide a reliable indication of the details or status of planning applications. You may still view it, but beware of misleading results please. We are working to develop a fix for this problem. Bristol City Council's online planning database at https://planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/ remains the definitive source of information.

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.

SainsburysAn application for an extension to the original planned delivery hours has been submitted by Sainsbury's. The company is now saying they would need to be able to deliver goods to the store during a 19 hour day, extending between 5 a.m. to midnight of the following day. The Bishopston Society's letter to the Planning Department, concerning this application reads:

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Good news. Construction work has at last begun again today, August 4th, on the Bristol North Baths conversion and the new library building next door.

planningapplicationsThe following two letters, giving the opinion of the Bishopston Society regarding these two planning applications have been sent to the Planning department:

 

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The following three letters have been sent to the planning department giving the Bishopston Society's opinion on these three applications:

bathsconversionThe Bishopston Society, frustrated as is everyone in the neighbourhood at the lack of any progress (for months now) on the Bristol North Baths and Library site, sent the following email on July 22nd to the Mayor, George Ferguson:

BathsviewEvening Post 19/06/2014

Dear Editor

I am writing to express my view that the development of the former swimming baths and building of a library in Gloucester Road by Bristol City Council and Chatsworth Homes has spiraled into an expensive farce.

29 SEYMOUR ROAD 14/01675/F

We must apologise for the late arrival of our comments in this case.
Following the refusal of the earlier planning applications 13/03067/F and 14/00146, the Bishopston Society continues to be concerned about the current application for the site.

43 Nevil Road - Copy43 NEVIL ROAD
Copy of our letter to the BCC Planning Department:

We consider that the current proposal is a marked improvement over the previous application 13/04582/F, which had 7 flats and excessive on-site parking and significant loss of the boundary wall enclosure.

 Work has been at a standstill for over 5 weeks now, on this conversion of the old Baths to a Health Centre and an adjacent new public library.Gloucester Road Bristol North Baths Oct 16th 2012 2 - Copy More on this story here

Blue Lagoon - CopyThe owners of the Blue Lagoon, on the Gloucester Road, had put in an application for a replacement and extension of the shop front. The work to do this has now been completed, but was done without the application having been approved by the Council, who have now refused the application.

Update on this refusal (Sept 1st 2014):

The Council is in the process of serving an Enforcement Notice to secure removal of the canopy. The agent has already confirmed that they intend to appeal the Notice, and it is expected that this process will take around 6 months.

 

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