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.

planningapplicationsPlanning Application 17/04018/F

Proposed extension over existing garage and construct a 2no. bedroom two storey single dwelling house adjoining.

planningapplicationsPlanning Application 17/05315/F

Erection of a one storey rear extension and associated increase in occupants from 5-bed (Use Class C4) to 7-bed (House in Multiple Occupation).

planningapplicationsIt is clear from the plans and the extensive objections received from local residents and users of the Ardagh Pavilion that the proposals have been designed without proper consultation and that there are significant practical problems.

planningapplicationsThis is an interesting re use of a tiny existing garage site. We have no concerns about introducing a residential use. However the house has a total internal area of 64m2 which is substantially below the Nationally Described Space Standard which stipulates a minimum of 70m2 for even a 3 person 2 bedroom house.

planningapplicationsWe are concerned that the proposed dwelling is extremely tight on the site, but our main concern is regarding the off-street parking bay which is 10/11m wide, ugly and impractical.

planningapplicationsThe Bishopston Society is very concerned about the weakness of Permitted Development legislation and its interpretation by planning officers on the ground.

planningapplicationsWe consider that this application is too large, too tall, too close to the boundary and does not take consideration of the amenity of no. 101 alongside.

thumbnail Parking in front gardens Berkeley RoadThe Bishopston Society's committee member responsible for monitoring planning applications and planning issues, Neil Embleton, has recently written to local councillors about two particular concerns the Society has relating to roof extensions and front garden parking areas. His full text, illustrated with local examples of poorly designed planning applications follows:

small street vandalismDevelopers have exploited a loophole in the Planning system and carried out a major act of vandalism to an historic site in central Bristol, destroying the Jacobean interior of a building in Small Street before its conversion to (yet more) student flats.

PeacocksFrontThe proposals for 147-149 Gloucester Road are well considered and represent a significant vote of confidence in the Gloucester Road.

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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