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This idea is to restore the exterior of this historic building to its original glory, and to keep the building in the public domain, rather than to turn it into private accommodation, as is proposed by the property developer, Linden Homes.

Drawing of proposed Bishop Road school extensionNobody could say we didn't try! The Bishopston Society, very dissatisfied with the stark, modern design the council had approved for Bishop Road extension (see drawing) had offered a much more sympathetic, alternative design that reflected the building's late Victorian architecture.

18 GLOUCESTER ROAD -  BLUE LAGOON -  13/05098/F  Here is our letter sent to the Planning department: Note however that this was written without knowledge of the 3 large patio heaters, which were not included in the original application to the Council.

289A GLOUCESTER ROAD     13/05870/F

The Bishopston Society is extremely concerned about the white UPVC cladding material proposed for the external walls at roof level which will make this bulky roof extension a major eyesore within the neighbourhood.

443-445 GLOUCESTER ROAD     14/00016/F

The Bishopston Society is concerned by this proposal to develop a 4 bedroom student flat in the rear garden of these commercial premises.

The latest (and good) news on this application is that it has been refused by the planning Department - March 17th 2014. See below for the previous comments by the Society explaining why this application was such a bad one:

29 SEYMOUR ROAD    14/00146/F   The Bishopston Society's reply to the Planning department regarding the latest planning application for 29, Seymour Road:

Following the refusal of the earlier planning application 13/03067/F, the Bishopston Society continues to be concerned about the current application for the site. The revised design is still square and boxy and has no satisfactory relationship with its context.  The planning submission goes to some length to specifically omit any drawings or photographs of adjacent properties or the relationship between the proposals and their surroundings, particularly the existing villa.

In the photo album below we provide a taste of our local scenery, particularly the eclectic mix of architectural design that is Bishopson's heritage.

In the photo album below we highlight some of the more interesting and unusual architectural styles, easily overlooked, that match the heterogeneity of the independent retail outlets and other buildings along this nationally praised shopping destination.

This photo album below shows the exceptionally unusual and diverse architecture of the stretch between Zetland Road and Overton Road that has consequently been given the status of a Conservation Area by Bristol City Council.

The photo album below documents, from Nov 2012, some of the significant stages in the reconstruction of the old Baths’ interior into the Bishopston Medical Practice Health Centre

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