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 https://planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/ 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.

planningapplications Planning Application16/00551/H

Proposal: New two storey extension to side of existing house and new first floor extension over part of existing house.

The Bishopston Society are very concerned about the design quality of this application and the adverse effect on neighbouring properties and the character of the local area.

planningapplications Planning Application 16/00558/F

Proposal: Alteration to external facade to increase glazed area and internal refurbishment to provide food outlet with seating, creation of additional parking.

 The Bishopston Society is concerned about the loss of amenity if the planting and trees to the northern boundary are removed to increase car parking.

planningapplications Planning Application 16/00636/H

This application is for a substantial 2 storey rear extension. The Bishopston Society understand the thinking behind the decision to 'split' the extension visually into two halves in order to reduce its visual impact.

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BRUNEL HOUSE, CITY OF BRISTOL, COLLEGE ROAD, BISHOPSTON, BRISTOL
15/06289/F
Revised proposal for 94no. residential units including a new-build block of 34no. flats.

Further to our earlier comments on the original application, The Bishopston Society would like to register its remaining concerns with the revised application.

Horfield Police station Sommerville Road Bishopston DEc 4th 2012 - Copy

Local historian, David Cemlyn has been researching the history of this unusual and historic building on the corner of North and Sommerville Roads. Its future survival may well be at risk. David's interesting account follows:

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The  Bishopston Society objects to this further planning application from Wetherspoons and the full text of our letter of objection to the Planning Department follows:

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After submissions from TBS (see here) and also from many local residents objecting to this application, the BCC planning department has reached the decision to refuse it. The reasons for their refusal can be seen below.

plnning approvedIf the new Housing and Planning Bill becomes law, the public's right to comment on local Planning Applications may be curtailed and developers may well be enabled to bypass local councils when putting forward planning applications.

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BRUNEL HOUSE, CITY OF BRISTOL, COLLEGE ROAD,  BISHOPSTON,  BRISTOL    15/06289/F

103 residential dwellings including the conversion of Brunel House and new-build block of 40 flats. This proposal marks the final phase of what can only be considered as the unsuccessful regeneration of the listed Muller Homes buildings within the Ashley Down conservation area.

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The Bishopston Society attended the initial consultation event held in the existing building at 65, North Road on 21 October and submitted our comments on behalf of the Society via the developer's consultation set up. The proposals for this development do not appear to have changed in any substantial way since that time.

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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