- The latest on Bedminster Green and the backlash against tall buildings in July’s South Bristol Voice!
Framework plan for Bedminster Green
Bristol City Council representatives attended our July public meeting to assure the community that no development will go ahead without an agreed framework plan for the whole of Bedminster Green. The framework will be produced by the Nash Partnership and will be approved by BCC and the City Design Group. A period of public consultation on the completed framework has been agreed but WHaM has asked to be involved in the process from the start.
Councillors back the community
After a packed WHaM meeting on 11 June, Councillors Lucy Whittle, Jon Wellington and Charlie Bolton have written directly to the Bedminster Green developers on behalf of the community. Suggesting that the developers ‘bring back proposals which are considerably lower in height’ their letter concludes: ‘we think this development is just too big. Please think again.’
Little Paradise consultation
Following Dandara‘s public consultation on proposals for Plot 4 a website with all the plans, and an online feedback form, is now live. Make your comments before the planning application is submitted to the Council!
Energy centre news
Rollo Homes has made a further planning application for a 6-7 storey block of 32 affordable flats for rent and a gas-fired energy centre on Plot 1 (Malago Rd).
It is possible that the Framework for Bedminster Green will also include an energy centre. Representatives from the Council answered residents’ questions about different types of energy centre at our July meeting.
- See Rollo Home’s planning application for 32 flats/energy centre and make your comment
- Read about the background to Bristol City Council’s sustainable energy policy
St Catherine’s Place consultation
WHaM held a packed public meeting on Monday 19 March to discuss Firmstone Consortia One’s plans for a 21-storey tower block next to the existing block at St Catherine’s Place. Shops, restaurants, a cinema and a gym are also proposed.
- Read about the proposed developments and see the plans
- Complete the feedback form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org (Word doc)
Rollo Homes – you can still comment!
Rollo Homes has revised its proposals for Malago Rd (Plot 1) in response to feedback. WHaM welcomes these changes – but they are just a start. A public meeting held to discuss the revised proposals highlighted objections on a range of issues, including the mix of housing and the lack of associated infrastructure.
- See Rollo Homes’ planning application for 183 flats and make your comment
- Read WHaM’s comments on the application (PDF)