January 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Bristol region’s economy confirmed as one of strongest outside London

A new national report has confirmed the Bristol city region’s status as one of the strongest performing major English cities outside London on a range of economic indicators, and the only city region to consistently outperform the national average. 

Released today (Monday 27 January), the Cities Outlook 2014 from urban think tank Centre for Cities demonstrates the region’s status as the most economically resilient outside of London.  The report makes the case for further financial…


Added by Julie Witham on January 28, 2014 at 12:09 — No Comments

New 20mph limits will make Bristol roads safer


Roads in central Bristol are set to become much safer as a new 20mph speed limit is launched today (Tuesday 21st January). 

Following extensive consultation with local residents all 30mph roads in Cabot, Cotham, Clifton, Clifton East, Bishopston, Redland wards (excluding five roads)…


Added by Julie Witham on January 28, 2014 at 12:02 — No Comments

Pedestrian and cycle improvements get underway for St James Barton roundabout

Work on the first phase of a range of measures to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross one of Bristol’s major traffic junctions starts this weekend, Bristol City Council announced today.

A £1million scheme at St James Barton roundabout will provide a new alternative route around the inner edge of the roundabout at street level so pedestrians and cyclists can cross without using the steps and ramps for the ‘Bearpit’ area.…


Added by Julie Witham on January 28, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Bristol Development Services E-Bulletin January 2014

Welcome to the January 2014 edition of Bristol City Council’s Development Services E-Bulletin

1)   Updates:

  • Offices to residential prior approval process – The legal challenge lodged by 4 London boroughs was heard on the 4 Dec, and the challenge was directed at the process CLG used when deciding which areas should be exempted from the new rules.  The decision…

Added by Development Services on January 6, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

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