3 April 2011 NPN Email Newsletter
can local residents use the Localism Bill to build better communities?
Bristol Friends of the Earth will be holding the last of their three public talk/discussions on topical issues on Tues 5th April. If you missed' What next after Cycling City' and 'How Green is a Green Capital', you can still catch:
Tuesday 5 April
Bristol Youth Hostel building,
(Conference Room 2nd Floor)
Harbourside, near Pero's Bridge.
of the Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network
on Neighbourhood Plans and Vanguard projects in Bristol and
from the Community Land Trust
on new opportunities for community hubs and buildings.
All Friends of the Earth meetings are free admission
and open to the public.
Wednesday 20 April
Redland Park United Reformed Church,
9 Redland Pk, BS6 6SA
(entrance in Redland Park, just off Whiteladies Road – top floor).
one of the city’s Archaeological Officers, working on the historic web maps project.
Bristol City Council has secured funding from English Heritage to provide access via a dedicated website to the many historic maps and other records held at Bristol Record Office. The historic maps will be linked to modern maps to allow the public to investigate the history of their neighbourhoods.
The public will be able to upload their own images and information.
See Bristol City Council website:
things this will inform planning policy decisions and help to map the city’s
The involvement of local groups and community volunteers as well as staff of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives will help to open up the history of the city to a larger audience and facilitate better care for these valuable archives.
members is free, non-members £2.00.
Click here to see the flyer for the event
see also http://www.bristolcivicsociety.org.uk/ and sign up for the BCS
Go to http://planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/ to register.
The BCC website reports there is currently some problem with viewing documents which is being rectified, this will not prevent you registering for notification
planning protocol: working together on major planning applications'
revised and updated.
See the News (NPN website) for further details and a link to the
This sets out the current expectation for pre application involvement of the community, developers and the Local Planning Authority.
Click here to see the
DM structure diagram again.
Some of you may have had a problem reading the copy sent out with the previous email
for information currently available on the development proposals for this area.
Bristol Civic Society invites expressions of interest in participating in Civic Day,
which is a national day on 25 June to celebrate civic activity,
the brainchild of Civic Voice, the national association of civic societies.
Bristol Civic Society has been thinking through how it might participate in Civic Day.
An idea they are running with for part of what we do is as follows.
If this appeals to you, please contact
Vice-Chair, Bristol Civic Society at