This section provides a commentary on planning applications and developments and the work we do in this area. From June 2018 it relies on links to our new planning portal for details of specific applications, and complements this by offering a broader thematic treatment. Also from June 2018, this section covers individual planning applications and wider developments, which were previously presented in separate sections.

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.

Planning imageThe government, not content with the disastrous legislation they have introduced to undermine local planning rules through their 'Permitted Develpopment Rights', are now going ahead with consultation on further reforms under the title of 'On Planning Reforms To Support The High Street And Increase The Delivery Of New Homes'

planningapplicationsWe have continued to scrutinise planning applications in recent weeks whilst preparing to relaunch our Planning Portal.

Baths Cleaned frontage   CopyBristol City Council have put the North Baths up for sale and the preferred bidder is proposing to convert the building into offices.

high riseThe final draft of BCC's Urban Living Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on tall buildings has just come out and extraordinarily, the draft SPD greatly strengthens the encouragement of tall buildings by the city (

loft extensionRecent planning applications we've scrutinised include a crop of ugly conversions that appear to be part of a pattern, more cafés proposed for Gloucester Road, and other proposals.

planningapplicationsApplication Summary
Address: 48 Egerton Road Bristol BS7 8HL
Proposal: Loft conversion including dormer extension and roof alteration

planningapplicationsApplication Summary
Address: 28 & 30 Cranbrook Road Bristol BS6 7BW
Proposal: Works to front and rear roofslopes of each house to facilitate loft conversions.


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