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 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:-
and will also run until 13th April 2018.



1 comment on “News Update February ’18”

Please also note that there is a consultation for additional licensing of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in this area of Bristol. It is looking to extend the present licensing of HMOs with five unrelated people sharing facilities in three storey houses to households of 3 or more unrelated people sharing. I support this proposal as it will create greater opportunity with the additional generated funding to ensure that proper housing standards are in place. It will also enable BCC to better understand the true extent of the HMO market in our area and so underpin our planning policy for sustainable and balanced communities at planning committees and at appeals.

As an important example of this, a planning application in nearby Lansdown Road (only submitted after the work had been completed and new tenants taken on) to split existing rooms to raise the occupancy from 5 to 7 was turned down unanimously after I called it in to a committee rather than have it delegated to officers who were recommending approval. Please be vigilant about building works that might not have permission! Cllr.Anthony Negus.

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