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:



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.

TBS response by letter (May 27th) with reference to the licence application for 'Lower East Side', 3, Zetland Road:

To Nick Carter Esq, Licensing Manager, Bristol City Council:       Dear Mr Carter

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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