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Plans to convert old Argos site to flats

A planning application for 49 flats and a retail unit is under consideration. The application states that: ‘The provision of policy compliant affordable housing is not possible. Nevertheless, the applicant is open to discussing various options with Bristol City Council during the course of the application to establish if a mutually beneficial solution can be reached. ”

345 Bath Rd consultation

A consultation about proposals for developing 345 Bath Rd is running until 18 June 2019. If only the Bedminster Green proposals were more like these!

Plot 1: a2Dominion planning application

The original Plot 1 application from a2Dominion includes accommodation for 550 students in six blocks (8 to 10 storeys) and 49 units of affordable housing (100% social rented) in a further block (10 storeys rising to 12 storeys). Recent revisions lop two metres off the height of the tallest block – and reduce the number of social rented flats to 40. Completion is scheduled for the 2021 student intake.

Plot 2: Firmstone planning application

Firmstone has put in a planning application for a major retail, residential and commercial development next to the existing block on St Catherine’s Place (Plot 2). The application includes a cinema – but no affordable housing.

Plot 4: Dandara planning application

Dandara has made a planning application for Plot 4 (Little Paradise).  Proposals include two buildings of 329 flats for rent, a gym, a ‘flexible activity space’, concierge, residents lounge and cycle parking.

Dandara is also working with Urbis on high-rise housing plans for Plot 5, the Council-owned plot next to the station.