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.

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.

The critical response from the Bristol Urban Design Forum to the details of the planning application by Sainsbury's proves interesting reading and can be seen at:

http://www.budf.org.uk/assets/files/Memorial%20Stadium%20response%20letter.pdf

Bristol City Council is moving forward with the introduction of a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for Bristol. The Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will also be amended in order that both CIL and the Council's revised Planning Obligations policies are implemented simultaneously.
 For those interested in finding out more about this rather complex initiative from the Council's Strategic Planning Team.......

We recently reported that Bristol City Council was setting up a new Cumulative Impact Area (CIA) on the Gloucester Road. This was welcomed by the Society. It was hoped that it would result in a more disciplined approach to the issuing of alcohol licences and a concomitant reduction in alcohol related crime and anti-social behaviour. 

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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