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.


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)

Planning This article presents TBS policies on planning, primarily as they affect individual planning applications at present, in terms of: type of use propsoed; development proposals; street scene; trees, gardens and landscaping; design; and sustainability.

Site address:
Ground Floor, 18 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8AE.
Description of development:
Change of use of ground floor from retail Class A1 to Cafe/Restaurant A3 use in conjunction with the adjacent premises, The Blue Lagoon, 20 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8AE.

GCCC have applied for a new licence for the Cricket Ground covering sales of alcohol and the provision of live/recorded music, dance and ‘similar entertainment’.  Deadline for responding to the Council about this is Friday 12th July! 

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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