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.

local planThe complete Local Plan document is a somewhat daunting one which requires a lot of reading! However, see our article alerting you to some of the important issues raised by the document here. Focusing on those aspects relating to our local area becomes a much more realistic task.

muller roadTwo new supermarkets on Muller Road plus plans for 1000 new houses in Lockleaze in next few years will result in even heavier traffic along this major north/south arterial road that feeds directly onto the M32.

Merton road 2Back in November 2018, The Bishopston Society responded with a strongly worded objection to a planning application for two industrial units and a storage unit at 18C Merton Road - an application which seemed to completely ignore the serious detrimental effect it would have on the property and lives of adjacent residents.  

aa stokes croft comparisonDetails of the most recent proposed changes (and objections) to the original plan by the developers, PG Group, can be seen at carriageworks

planningapplicationsThe latest batch of planning applications added to our Planning Portal include one exceptional case that's well outside our normal Bishopston boundary.

wilder street 465x332This Bristol Civic Society update relates to a poorly conceived proposal for a major development site. Yet more planned student accomodation has sensibly been refused by the council. See details here

Br civic socThis latest bulletin has items on eleven proposed new developments  including plans for an extension to the Watershed, plus a piece on the new Women's Suffrage Blue Plaque in Clifton. Read the bulletin here

bristol centre mapAlan Morris of Bristol Civic Society has put together a compendium of recent news on Bristol's public spaces, transport and planning policy. Contents include:

tcpaThe Town and Country Planning Association has just published a report that critically examines the implications for the quality of future housing if government proposals for further deregulation go ahead.

planningapplicationsThe latest batch of local planning applications added to our Planning Portal mostly feature infill house developments and the usual loft conversions.

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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