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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.”

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Our website offers community discussions on many diverse topics. Here is the latest news post:

  • June meeting summary
    Immediately after the Group’s brief party to celebrate the planting of a Hawthorn tree in the Triangular Garden at The Back of Kingsdown Parade, the June meeting of the committee discussed various matters, including:
    the current appeal lodged against the refusal of application 17/01973/F, which sought permission to convert the former launderette at 1 & 3 Cotham Road South to residential use. The Group has submitted a response to the appeal.
    the University’s current application 17/06169/F to close Tyndall Avenue to motor traffic, which has not been withdrawn, as rumoured.
    the current application 18/01057/F to introduce a new entrance door to The Ark, St Matthew’s Road and to form a garden enclosure.
    the current application 18/02025/F to restore the present house at 6 Kingsdown Parade and to build five further houses.
    the upcoming University Community Forum
    a proposal to raise the membership subscription
    The complete minutes can be seen here.