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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:

  • Cumberland Basin – Western Harbour Consultation

    We’ve been asked to publicise the following.  There are now only a few days left to respond:

    https://bristol.citizenspace.com/growth-regeneration/western-harbour/

    Two of the three proposals will do irreparable damage to the setting of the suspension bridge, by putting a four-lane bridge across the Avon.  The other is flawed in other ways.  As summarised by Dr Suzanne Audrey:

    The three ‘chosen’ options all have serious implications including: environmental harm to the river and riverbank, community severance, harm to historic assets and iconic views of Brunel’s Suspension Bridge, changing the cycle route from a rural to a heavily-trafficked area, increased heavy traffic (a new 4-lane road) alongside the Nova Scotia and Pump House pubs, and increased air pollution. Local residents and businesses (including Riverside Garden Centre) are also fearful about the future of their homes and premises. Dr Suzanne Audrey

    There is also a petition to get the council to release other options:

    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/publish-full-feasibility-report-on-cumberland-basin-road-options