March 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Bristol Local Plan - Development Management Policies and Site Allocations - the next stage

Formal consultation on the Bristol Local Plan development management policies and site allocations takes place from Friday 22 March 2013 through to Friday 10 May 2013 (see notice below). Representations on the soundness of the polices and the allocations will be considered by an independent inspector at examination, probably in autumn 2013.

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on March 26, 2013 at 14:14 — No Comments

What should the government's architecture review focus on?

Terry Farrell is conducting the first review into the built environment since the Urban Task Force in 2000. What should he be looking at? 

Definitely something to keep an eye on....

Great that Farrell's review of UK architectural policy has an advisory panel that includes philosopher Alain de Botton and Olympic cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick. Both have spoken in Bristol in recent years…

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Added by Julie Witham on March 25, 2013 at 22:05 — No Comments

Blackberry Hill Hospital Redvelopment ... plans start to emerge

Its Day 4 of the Enquiry by Design and its been an eventful 3 days. A general consensus seems to be reached on how the brownfield site can be redeveloped, but there are still large issues to resolve.  How much green space is needed to redevelop the site and will that be palatable to the community? How do we solve the traffic issues, is more of a strategic approach to traffic needed by BCC to help with this? Its the last day today ending with a presentation this evening on the findings…

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Added by Mark Logan on March 25, 2013 at 8:59 — No Comments

Inspiration for Temple Meads Station perhaps...from Sheffield's train station

Spotted this article in The Guardian and thought how nice it would be to have something similar at Temple Meads Station.

In a city still disfigured by hundreds of derelict buildings, the Sheffield Tap is a beacon to follow, proving that with investment, time and passion, there is much of the same to be done. Not simply for idealistic or aesthetic reasons, but to create a functioning, economy-stimulating enterprise. The Tap provides £100,000 in rent per year to the railway…

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Added by Julie Witham on March 21, 2013 at 8:11 — No Comments

'Lazy Urbanism' what's your list for a city that works?

Kristen Jeffers making the case for getting the basics right.

 

The Case for a Lazy Urbanism

Added by Nat Roberton on March 12, 2013 at 18:40 — No Comments

Bristol: Ambitious City - help shape the Architecture Centre's next exhibition

Bristol: Ambitious City is the the Architecture Centre’s next exhibition launching in May and this year looks at Bristol in particular, presenting and promoting ambitious ideas for the city’s sustainable future.

Bristol is widely acknowledged as a vibrant and creative place to live – but how well do the city’s buildings and spaces serve its diverse communities? How can we harness ambitions to build better places? And how can we realise ambitions to become a…

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Added by Jodie Marks on March 12, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

Have your say on a new look Bristol Royal Infirmary?

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) put out a press release on 6 March 2013 for a one-day public exhibition on 7 March 2013 on proposals for a new facade for Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI). Perhaps not…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on March 11, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Mayor's Vision for Cycling...

...in London has just been published. Investment over the next four years at £18 per person per year.

Watch the video for the Cycle Boulevard concept along Victoria Embankment.

But Bristol can do better, can't we.

Stephen

The Mayor's Vision for Cycling in London aims for four…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on March 8, 2013 at 12:34 — No Comments

International Women's Day

Today the Mayor signs a declaration making Bristol the first city in the UK to sign up to the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life.

 

Much of the shape and direction of urban design as it is practiced in public life has been influenced by a few key people and of these one of the most promiment, and surely most popular is Jane Jacobs. She challenged modernist orthodoxy and championed…

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Added by Nat Roberton on March 8, 2013 at 11:41 — No Comments

Bristol's elected mayor on the BRT (aka Metro Bus) route in the city centre

The first public Question Time event with Mayor George Ferguson took place on Monday 4 March 2013 and can be viewed on the city council's webcast website.

At 00:32:05 he answered a question on the…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on March 6, 2013 at 11:03 — No Comments

Bristol's elected mayor on the roll-out of 20 mph limits and car-free Sundays

The first public Question Time event with Mayor George Ferguson took place on Monday 4 March 2013 and can be viewed on the city council's webcast website.

At 00:38:40 he answered a question on the…

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on March 5, 2013 at 18:40 — No Comments

Bristol's elected mayor on plans for an arena

The first public Question Time event with Mayor George Ferguson took place on Monday 4 March 2013 and can be viewed on the city council's webcast website.

At 01:16:47 he answered a …

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Added by Stephen Hewitt on March 5, 2013 at 18:35 — No Comments

BCC Development Services E-Bulletin No 20 - March 2013

Welcome to the March 2013 edition of Bristol City Council's Development Services e-bulletin
1) Updates
  • Streamlining the planning application process - this…
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Added by Development Services on March 5, 2013 at 16:26 — No Comments

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