planninghelp

The two links below give very useful advice on matters relating to Planning Applications. The first one helps explain the procedures for talking at or submitting statements to Bristol's planning committee meetings (Development Control Committees), while the second one is the link to the main BCC website page for Planning applications.

Link 1                       Link 2             

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:

wetherspoonsThe Bishopston Society is extremely concerned about this application from Wetherspoons for one of their pubs to be allocated at 349-353 Gloucester Road.  This marks a significant and unwelcome milestone in the current trend to ‘alcoholise’ the Gloucester Road.

GallimaufryGallimaufry (previously called the Prom Wine bar) has put in an application to extend the hours for selling alcohol, for the playing of recorded music and performance of dance. Here are the details of this application and the Bishopston Society's response to this application.

libraryrestart

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.

alcoholThis refusal represents the first sign that the Council is taking seriously the applying of its own policy to the Gloucester Road Cumulative Impact Area. However, it is worrying that the branch of the Boston Tea Party in Whiteladies Road, which is another Cumulative Impact Area, is also applying for an extension to its licensing hours.

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

 

planningapplications

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.

 

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