Wolfgang Kuchler's Blog (7)

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

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

Draft Housing Strategy

BCC is consulting on the above - 

Draft Housing Strategy & Public Consultation

[ https://bristol.citizenspace.com/business-change/draft-housing-strategy/consult_view ]

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

The Arena and Enabling Development

My understanding of what is proposed for the arena is based only on largely aerial visualisations, so please let me know if there is more - or contradictory - information available.

Based on these however it looks like the Diesel Depot site will be filled with buildings to "pay for" the…


Added by Wolfgang Kuchler on July 4, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

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