1. NPN bi monthly meeting
  2. NPN responded to the Use Class review
  3. Repton and the Royal Fort Gardens Talk
  4. South Bristol Link /Bus Rapid Transit project

NPN bi monthly meeting

The next meeting date is 20 September – just two weeks away.

Two discussion topics have been suggested.

  • Planning Appeals: in particular what happens when a planning committee goes against officer recommendation to approve an application
  • ‘Mixed and Balanced communities’ how groups and planning officers can work towards ensuring development does not lead to an excess of eg one bed flats in a neighbourhood

Are you interested in attending a meeting on 20 September to discuss these topics?

Alternatively, would you prefer to wait to discuss these (or other) topics until 22 November 
– the date of the next bi monthly meeting – when there will also be a presentation on the newCommunity Infrastructure Levy which replaces much of the existing Section 106 developer contribution.

I need to make sure that there is enough support for a meeting in September to go ahead with it, so if you want to attend, please let me know asap and before the end of Sunday 
11 September 

I will confirm next Monday whether the meeting is going ahead or not. 


NPN responded to the Use Class review

to see the response, please see our website News 

Thank you to everyone who sent comments and support for NPN and Healthy City response.
Bristol City Council also responded to the review supporting the new use class for supermarkets.

We also contacted NORA (National Organisation of Residents Associations) to ask them to consider including the proposal for the new use class for larger shops.
Their response is available here.

Apologies for the incorrect address I put in the last email asking for responses,
the address should have been alison@bristolnpn.net
Thanks to those who persisted and tried again using another contact address!


Repton and the Royal Fort Gardens Talk

Kingsdown Conservation Group has organised a talk on Repton and the Royal Fort Gardens on 22 September. This talk is open to non KCG members for £3 entry.

See link on NPN website for details.


On 9 September, Bristol and North Somerset councils are applying to the Government for the Government funding (total cost £45m) to build the South Bristol Link Road and Bus Rapid Transiton this route through the Greenbelt and through Highridge, Withywood and Bishopsworth.

Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance, a group of local transport and environmental groups are running a postcard campaign against the new South Bristol Link Road and BRT.

The postcard and 4 page briefing is at www.tfgb.org.uk