The Kingsdown Conservation Group tries to protect, enhance and stimulate public interest in the Kingsdown area of Bristol. There are over 204 listed buildings in the area and there were a lot more, but in the 1960s, as the Civic Society put it, “The destruction of Bristol’s most important Georgian suburb was perhaps the worst of all the crimes committed in Bristol in the name of progress since the war.”
Our website offers community discussions on many diverse topics. Here is the latest news post:
- News Update February ’18
Next Kingsdown Charity Brunch
Due to the daunting weather forecast for the next few days we have decided to postpone the next Brunch, scheduled for this Saturday ( 3rd March ) until Saturday 7th April. Sorry for any inconvenience and we hope to see you there in better weather.
Sunday Cake Sale
The weather forecast has not put off the enthusiasm of some of Colston’s Primary School pupils who are having a Cake Sale on the Gravel Triangle this Sunday, 4th March, 10 – 11.30 in aid of new equipment for their school’s playground.
Theft of more Paving Slabs
Spring Hill’s paving has been targeted again by thieves who have prised up several more of it’s pennant stones. Please be vigilant especially late at night and inform the police by phoning 101
On the wider front there are two consultations, on important issues, happening in our city. These include Housing; Employment Land; Student Accommodation and Air Quality.
Bristol Local Plan Review
Your views are being asked for about changes to the Bristol Local Plan.
The Local Plan Review consultation proposes updates to the policies for deciding planning applications, guiding development in the city over the next twenty years. The reviewed Local Plan will help deliver the new homes and jobs we need, shape our city for the future and safeguard the environmental assets we value most. The proposals have a focus on delivering new and affordable homes. The results of this consultation will help to shape a draft plan which will be consulted on later this year.
The Local Plan review consultation document can be viewed at www.bristol.gov.uk/localplanreview and in local libraries. The web site and consultation document includes details of how to respond. Comments should be submitted by 13th April 2018.
New Urban Living SPD
The city is also consulting on a new supplementary planning document on urban living which will explain how successful, liveable places can be created at high densities. The consultation has gone live at:- https://bristol.citizenspace.com/growth-regeneration/urban-living/
and will also run until 13th April 2018.