SORRY! PLANNING PORTAL OUT OF ACTION: We are sorry to have to announce that The Bishopston Planning Portal is currently out of action. For technical reasons beyond our control, much of the information gathered via the portal is not currently being updated automatically, and therefore the portal does not currently provide a reliable indication of the details or status of planning applications. You may still view it, but beware of misleading results please. We are working to develop a fix for this problem. Bristol City Council's online planning database at remains the definitive source of information.

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.

This is a well laid out document that is the industry standard, endorsed by government for well designed homes and neighbourhoods,

The Bishopston Society has reviewed this application and would like to make the following comments:

The Bishopston Society is extremely concerned about the design of the large proposed dormer window to the rear of this property.


The Bishopston Society has reviewed this application and would like to make the following comments:

To Nick Carter, Licensing Manager, Bristol City Council.

Dear Mr Carter

Application ref number: 13/02475/PREM (3, Zetland Road). Proposed relevant licensable activities to be carried on or from the premises:

Roof Extensions - CopyAs our web site develops we intend to showcase online examples of good and bad architecture in our area, reflecting the display boards that local people may have seen at our events. Here are some initial examples to be going on with for now.

Nick Carter Esq, Licensing Manager, Bristol City Council, Princess House, Princess Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4AG

Dear Ms Leigh,
20A MAPLE ROAD- 13/02792/F
The Bishopston Society has made an assessment of this application and would like to object on the following grounds:

Responding to the news in The Sunday Times (4 August) that Government is considering relaxing planning restrictions to allow empty retail units to be turned into housing, Paula Ridley, Chair of Civic Voice said:                            

Here is the response of the GCCC's solicitor to our letter of objection (see article elsewhere on the front page)

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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