March 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Urban planning could change driving behaviour

Car use could be reduced through careful urban planning, according to the results of a new German study. By combining data on driving behaviour and high-resolution satellite imagery, the researchers show how patterns of land and car use are connected.

Cars are a major source of…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on March 27, 2014 at 13:32 — No Comments

New national planning practice guidance aims to promote health and reduce inequalities

Public Health England welcomed the Department for Communities and Local Government’s National Planning Practice Guidance (published on 6 March 2014), which recognises the importance of local planning in the development of healthy communities.


Nick Boles, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Planning, announced the guidance which supports the National Planning Policy Framework and includes a…


Added by Stephen Hewitt on March 26, 2014 at 17:56 — No Comments

City Beaches Recomendations

Its been seven years since Bristol hosted its own urban beach. Held on Redcliffe Wharf in the summer of 2007, the beach was a real success. There is a rumour that a beach might be coming back in 2015. If in the meantime you're looking for a city break where a beach is on offer, here are a few tips....…


Added by Julie Witham on March 18, 2014 at 11:28 — No Comments

Bristol Old Vic gains planning approval for foyer revamp

At their February meeting, BCC's Central Area Planning Committee gave full planning and listed building consent for a major £12million project to refurbish and modernise the Bristol Old Vic's front of house areas.

See a fly-through animation of the proposed works:…


Added by Hannah Porter on March 14, 2014 at 11:59 — No Comments

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