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 remains the definitive source of information.

The 'Pound Plus' Convenience Store at 451 Gloucester Road has had its licence application refused, on CIA grounds.

It is not often that the Gloucester Road 'Cumulative Impact Area' is invoked by the Council in order to reject an application for selling alcohol.This recent ruling gives hope that increasing weight will be given to this Council policy in future. CIA criteria, even when invoked, have not previously appeared to be the deciding factor in licensing decisions.

There is another application by Simply Thai, for an alcohol licence, that is being considered by the Council on 13th Sept.  The Bishopston Society has not objected to this, but we have put in a request for a condition to be imposed - the alcohol should only be served to diners.

For further information on the Gloucester Road CIA, see the following article (on this website):


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