- 19 July 2011 bi monthly meeting with Planning Officers
- Use Class Order Review
- BCS August speaker event
- BCS Planning Applications Group August list
- Local Development Framework: Site Allocations
19 July 2011 bi monthly meeting with Planning Officers
The notes and presentations from the bi monthly meeting in July are
on the NPN Bi Monthly Meeting Notes Page
Use Class Order Review
VERY IMPORTANT: Please can I have a response to this section
The item at the bi monthly meeting on Planning for Supermarkets covered the current consultation on Change of Use, where the government is proposing to remove the requirement to apply for change of use of a building.
(The government published an issues paper on 25 June 2011,
comments by 1 September 2011)
NPN administrators are concerned that this will mean that the community will not be able to have any say on proposals to change the use of eg a shop into
a restaurant / supermarket / residence where the use will have an impact on local residents.
For instance, in Bristol, BS3, a furniture shop has changed its use to a supermarket, and now has many deliveries using refrigerated lorries each day, and produces large quantities of food and packaging waste. This is having a detrimental effect on the local area.
There was no application because it was a permitted change of use
(A1 covers all Shops except Hot Food Takeaways – for more information
see Use Classes and Change of Use page)
NPN administrators think that we should support the proposed response,
which asks for
- the Use Classes to be retained and
- extended to include a separate Use Class for larger convenience stores
We feel that the proposal to remove the requirement for a planning application for change of use will reduce the opportunity for the community to have a say in how its neighbourhood should be developed and will therefore be in direct contradiction to the aim of Localism
and will increase the feeling of disempowerment.
Please respond to email@example.com about this as soon as possible
(and by 1 September) saying whether you agree that the NPN should support this paper.
You can also respond direct to the Consultation through this link.
If you wish to use any part of the Healthy City Response please do so.
BCS August speaker event
Wednesday 24 August
Admission is £4 for non-members and free for Bristol Civic Society members
(although a voluntary contribution of £2 is suggested).
Our guest speaker will be Henry Shaftoe, Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Architecture
and Planning, University of the West of England and author of
“Convivial Public Spaces” published by Earthscan.
The theme of the evenings discussion will be ”Bristol – Illegible City‘.
This event will present extensive visual evidence of this failure to make Bristol more legible, will discuss what this implies for urban renewal policy and will suggest possibilities for improving the situation.
The event will take place at
Redland Park United Reformed Church,
9 Redland Park, BS6 6SA
BCS Planning Applications Group August list
Bristol Civic Society Planning Applications Group is currently considering
the following applications.
If the application is in your area and you wish them to take your response
into consideration please can you contact
Gordon Tucker firstname.lastname@example.org
and John Payne email@example.com
|11 02543 F||St Werburgh’s City Farm
|replace buildings + extend||SWCF|
|11 02579 A||387 Gloucester Rd
|advert on side wall||Grafix|
|11 02656 A
11 02657 LA
|24a Park Row||opaque film window fascia||Rock + Roller
|11 02356 F
|1-18 Shorland House,
|replace windows + doors with uPVC||SH Man Comm|
|11 02834 F||213 Gloucester Road
|c/u from shop/office to coffee shop||Lesley Bee|
|11 02887 F||Unit 1c, Brislington
|installation of 652 m2mezzanine floor; ext alts||no info|
|11 02913 F
|Sainsbury, Castle Court
|11 02897 FB
|TA Centre, Dorian Rd
|shift Horfield Common play area||BCC Neighbourhoods|
|11 02845 A
|Finzel’s Reach, Counterslip
|Five totem-style signs||Finzel Sq Ltd|
|11 02964 RA
|Network Rail depot, Queen Ann Rd
|replace numerous temporary storage buildings with one modular building||NR|
|11 02847 FB||Redland Green School
|install 50 kW solar PV array covering 343 m2||King|
|11 02826 F||68 Upper Perry Hill
|demolish + reconstruct||Eagles|
|11 03025 F||land rear of former
bingo hall, North St
|11 02105 RL||Bristol Bridge House, 138-141 Redcliffe St BS1 6QP||extend time limit for redevelopment
(08 02641 LC)
Local Development Framework: Site Allocations
The programme for consultation on the Site Allocations section of the
Site Allocations and Development Management Principles Development Plan Document
has been put back to January 2012.
This is mainly because of the lack of decision on the status of land available for development through disposal of green space under the Area Green Space Plans programme.
Cross party talks are continuing to try to agree a way forward but until these have an outcome, it is not possible to carry forward the Site Allocations Programme.