Inspiring great place-making
I have been living in Bristol for 8 years. I would like to be part of any movement which campaigns for better housing standards - maintaining the momentum of the best recent initiatives and fighting the current retreat on sustainability and other standards; and I applaud any urban developments which are genuinely accessible to everyone.
As the Green Capital year ends I wanted to share my experience as a pedestrian (and occasional cyclist). It seems to me that private car use in Bristol has not reduced and remains both high and destructive. Buses continue to be delayed by streams of cars, a very high proportion with only one occupant.
Walking the older narrower streets of town you feel persecuted as the pavements are blocked by parked vehicles, and you find yourself walking in the road, only to have to scuttle back…Continue
The scheme has been revised to incorporate some of the suggestions made by local people, in order to try to secure planning permission, which will pave the way to millions of pounds of profit for the developer. It should still be refused because:
1 At a time of high housing need among low income residents of Bristol it has no social rented accommodation, and a pitiful token ten shared ownership flats.
2 In particular there are homeless people in and around the area who would benefit…
BCC is consulting on the above -
I have looked at this and they say they will deliver approx 620…Continue