KCG Meeting July 2013

University Hospitals Bristol – Radio Pharmacy building – 13/01930/F

On the 24th July, the planning committee decided to inspect this site before they decide the application for permanent planning permission and to reclad the prefabricated building just below Marlborough Hill Place.

University Banners planning application

The Development Control (Central) Committee approved the University’s planning application for permission to erect public relations the flags in Tyndall Avenue. This was a disappointing result; the banners will be up for the next 5 years. All the local residents’ associations objected because the banners only add to the street clutter and National planning advice is to reduce clutter. The voting was 6 to 3. Alex Woodman – our local Councillor – chaired the meeting and spoke strongly against the proposal. However, most Councillors thought the flags looked nice in a road with little or no architectural merit, so why not have them?

Westmoreland House

Knightstone Housing Association, the city council’s prospective partner in the proposed compulsory purchase order have offered another round of consultation about its plans for the site. KCG considers that it has nothing constructive to add to the debate until Knightstone are in a position to put forward a design for which they have secured funding to build.

Cotham Porter Stores

KCG is delighted that Wickwar Breweries have bought the building and, after refurbishment, will reopen the public house.

Planning applications

Dynamic Heating Services 77 Stokes Croft – 13/02826/F

KCG supports DHS’s planning application to replace the original window panels in their building to improve its climate. It gets very hot and cold in the building.

However, this is an unlisted building of merit; there are few art deco buildings in Bristol. The design of the proposed replacement windows would be unsympathetic because they omit the 1930’s period detail. KCG will give to DHS and to the Planning Department details of the suppliers of period reproduction windows that would achieve what DHS want.

The next committee meeting –

8.00 p.m – Tuesday 10th September. If you want to join Kingsdown Conservation Group, meet the committee or bring anything to their attention, please contact the se*******@Ki**************.uk.


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