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Response to City Centre Framework consultation

BWA has submitted its response to the Bristol City Centre Framework consultation. This sets out the Council’s proposed development goals for an area that includes Lewins Mead, the Old City, Broadmead, Castle Park, and Temple Street.

BWA commented in particular on the proposed movement framework, and suggested it should have the following goals:

  • more people walking into the centre from the surrounding areas;
  • easier to get from one part of the centre to another on foot;
  • differentiation between ‘travel’ routes and ‘leisure’ spaces;
  • guaranteed accessible routes (e.g.
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Local Plan review and Urban Living consultation

Bristol Council has been consulting on proposed changes to the Local Plan policies. This is a scheduled review to reflect changes over the last 5 years. A particular theme is “Urban Living”, which is a policy that prioritises housing growth in certain city areas, with denser development, primarily on brownfield sites.… Continue reading

Campaigning on clean air near schools in St George

I and my fellow campaigner Jo Chesterman have been concerned about the air pollution at Summerhill Infant School and Summerhill Academy (Junior) School, situated just past the end of Church Road in St George. Jo has children at both schools, and I have a granddaughter at the infants’ school.… Continue reading

Responding to City Centre Plans

There have been several planning applications made for developments in Bristol City centre recently that have an impact on the walking environment. BWA continues to monitor such applications, and has recently responded to the following.

Temple Quay / Avon Street

The proposed new residential block, with commercial units on the ground floor, would occupy the block bounded by Avon Street, Providence Place, Old Bread Street and New Kingsley Road.… Continue reading

Improving walking routes from St Michael’s Hill

The morning rush of students crossing Perry Road (almost none cross at the lights)

St Michael’s Hill has been a major artery into Bristol since at least the 14th century, when it was mapped as ‘the road from Bristol to Hembury’ passing by the Norman church of St Michael on the Mount Without (i.e., outside the city walls).… Continue reading