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St Mary le Port - a new quarter


Added by roger mortimer on September 21, 2016 at 12:56 — No Comments

Royal Fort Gardens

Visited Royal Fort Gardens (Bristol University) at the weekend and was really impressed with the new spaces that have been created at the top of the hill there, and the new artwork 'Hollow' described as a modernist grotto…


Added by Julie Witham on June 16, 2016 at 8:26 — 1 Comment


John Grindrod’s “Journey around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain” is an essential catalogue of municipal and some private attempts to resolve the issues of housing shortages, new places of work and commerce in the decades after the war. From initial prefabs to tower blocks and…


Added by Peter Insole on April 11, 2016 at 11:59 — No Comments

Bristol Green Capital – A Pedestrian Experience

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…


Added by Wolfgang Kuchler on February 6, 2016 at 19:52 — No Comments

Our Inherited City

Towards the end of 2015, City Design Group in consultation with the Civic Society, Neighbourhood Planning Network and Bristol Urban Design Forum produced a heritage framework for Bristol. This document is intended to;

  • promote the values and benefits of heritage
  • define the work relating to…

Added by Peter Insole on January 20, 2016 at 17:55 — No Comments

Know Your Place bulletin 1

During 2015, the web resource Know Your Place has continued to develop through a series of successful partnerships and collaborations. We have tried to capture the highlights of this work in this the first of a series of regular bulletins about the resource.

Each bulletin will feature new updates to the site…


Added by Peter Insole on December 18, 2015 at 17:23 — No Comments

Our Place Henleaze

We have just created a draft Our Place Henleaze document that we are circulating for comments.

The document has been created in partnership with the Henleaze Society and intends to define the character and distinctiveness of the neighbourhood to inform any potential future change in the area.



Added by Peter Insole on December 15, 2015 at 18:09 — No Comments

Carriageworks Revised Scheme - comment made on planning application 14/05930/F (you can comment till 28th Sept)

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…


Added by Wolfgang Kuchler on September 21, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Meadows in bloom at Gainsborough Square


Added by Lucy Empson on August 11, 2015 at 17:01 — No Comments

Green Arena for a Green Capital

Focus on the…

Added by Glenn Vowles on August 6, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

Brilliant Ideas: Luke Jerram

This new film features a lot of on his works in Bristol, including the boats in Leigh Woods and the child on the platform at Temple Meads.…


Added by Lindsey on August 3, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Draft Housing Strategy

BCC is consulting on the above - 

Draft Housing Strategy & Public Consultation

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I have looked at this and they say they will deliver approx 620…


Added by Wolfgang Kuchler on August 2, 2015 at 10:02 — No Comments

Carriageworks Alternative Option - "Sunshine Scheme"


There are going to be other, and better scheme options for this site. In particular, ones that find a good way of retaining the Georgian House (which I have conveniently removed for this essay). But having seen what is being proposed by the current…


Added by Wolfgang Kuchler on June 29, 2015 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

Carriageworks Options

Went to an inspiring talk on Monday in Stokes Croft where a local architect discussed the current proposals for the Carriageworks site and other options. Here is one early response - put up today because there is a consultation meeting tonight at 6.30pm at the Deaf Centre, Kings Square - more info to follow, from others I hope too.…


Added by Wolfgang Kuchler on June 11, 2015 at 7:50 — No Comments

Report highlights crisis for green spaces

The future of England’s parks and green spaces needs to be a key issue in the general election, according to a report from the Fabian Society. Highlighting the vital role that they play in bringing people together, it calls for a new focus from national and local government in protecting parks and open space.


Places To Be: Green spaces for active…


Added by Richard Goldthorpe on April 7, 2015 at 10:29 — No Comments

St Mary-le-Port church at risk; its future depends on the right redevelopment of this area of Old City

St Mary-Le-Port redevelopment  - A NEW QUARTER  for Old City, Bristol


This site adjoining Castle Park has been identified for redevelopment for some…


Added by roger mortimer on April 3, 2015 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Temple Greenways - Have your say


Added by Richard Goldthorpe on March 23, 2015 at 10:57 — No Comments

Arena Design Competition - winning team announced

Innovative winning design for new Bristol Arena praised by design competition panel (press release: 17 March 2015)

Plans for the Bristol Arena have taken a dramatic step forward as the winning team is…


Added by Julie Witham on March 19, 2015 at 14:11 — No Comments

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