NPN Website: for regular updates see News
9.30 - 12.30
Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square BS2
NPN members are invited to get together on 5 February to discuss how the Network goes forward for the year. There are a lot of new initiatives coming from the Coalition Government to discuss, and we would like your feedback on local and national changes to planning processes.
Proposed Agenda items:
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTENDand if there are any particular items you would like to see added to the agenda.
Monday 17 January
Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square (North Side)
Admission for members is FREE, non-members £2.00
The State of Architecture Today
– can we make any sense of it?
The speaker will be
Joint Director of the
Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments
at the University of the West of England.
Everybody is in favour of good design but how do we know what is good?
Contemporary architecture offers a bewildering variety of styles –
How do we tell good from bad, the beautiful from the ugly?
See Bristol Civic Society Website for flyer.
Tuesday 18 January
5.30 – 7.30
I have asked for an update of the programme on the many processes in the BDF that are currently in train:
I have asked that this will include an explanation of what is happening with the information that has been submitted for eg the Site Allocations and Development Management Principles, and what the next stages will be for each of these processes.
Proposed changes to
CIL and the Localism Bill are still not fully worked out,
so this could be on the next meetings agenda.
If there is
anything you want to raise please can you let me know asap
so that we can give the officers time to prepare the response.
Tuesday 8 Feb
FREE and OPEN TO ALL
BCS is presenting this event and public debate
Strategic Director of City Development
The speakers are
former Head of Urban Design,
Prof John Punter
Chair of Steering Group Bristol Urban Design Forum and
Director of Deeley Freed Estates Ltd
generated by the event will help to guide the preparation of the
Central Area Action Plan
You are invited to contact the BCS to let them know of your own concerns or responses to the proposals so that they can take account of them in their comments.
for the meeting
10 January has been posted on the NPN website in News.
the link for details of which applications are on the list and contact details
for the BCS PAG.
A list of current applications being considered by the Planning Applications Group is kept on the BCS website. http://www.bristolcivicsociety.org.uk/
A formal letter from the minister, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP,
has been received by the RTPI,
which states that the RTPI Planning Aid England
(PAE) contract and funding will not be continued beyond the 31 March 2011.
The RTPI, which oversees the PAE delivery contract, have also met with officials at the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) to discuss the future for PAE beyond this date.
Alternative funding streams are being sought for Planning Aid and they are hoping to be able to continue to provide their support for communities after the cut off date.
For more details and to support their campaign
contact Mike Oakley at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council have now published potential significant changes to the Core Strategy arising from the examination hearings that took place in June, July and September 2010.
They are set out in the ‘Schedules of Potential Significant Changes’ document below. The Council is now inviting representations on these changes.
Notes produced at the Publication stage to assist with the making of representations can still be used and are also available to download.
Consultation closes 28 January
To make comments about the proposed changes go to link
are providing an opportunity to make representations on the making of an article
4 direction to remove permitted development rights for a change of use between
Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) and a small House in Multiple Occupation (Use Class
The Article 4 was made on 10 December 2010 for the wards of Ashley, Cabot, Clifton East, Cotham and Lawrence Hill and is proposed to come into effect on 11 December 2011.
Consultation closes 31 March 2011
comments about the Article 4 directive go to link