Summary of the committee meeting 5th May 2010

Bedford Stepsare finally open.

Horfield Road abandoned garden the planners say that the expected planning application to build houses on the former garden is UHB’s last opportunity to start work and remove the hoardings. There is an agreed timeframe, which includes dates for the planning application, sale and construction. A Planning Enforcement Notice will require UHB to remove the hoardings by the end of November. The Council’s legal department have completed the initial stages to prepare the notice for service. KCG has replied to say that the response was inadequate because vegetation is coming over the fence.

New entrance to BRI – 10/01545/F – KCG supports the application to put a new entrance on the Maudlin Street front of the BRI.

New Terrell Street wards – 10/01505/F – UHB will build a new ward block between the King Edward Building (E) the Heart Institute (N) the Queen Elizabeth Building (S). It will be visible only from Horfield Road. KCG supports the application but it wants the Council to impose a planning condition to lay out and manage the public areas. . The public space includes Terrell Street, Alfred Place, the Oncology car park, Bedford Steps and Cottage Place. More vehicles will use the area because, in addition to the vehicles, which will put down and pick up at the new Ward Block, UHB wants a one way route for delivery vehicles from Marlborough Hill, through Alfred Place to Horfield Road. This is a welcome safety measure. There is a lot of pedestrian traffic. Patients, visitors and staff use this area behind the BRI as do the public who walk along the historic streets. KCG supports separation of traffic and pedestrians where this is possible.

Westmoreland House Planning AppealThe Planning Inspector dismissed the developer’s appeal but there are no current proposals to redevelop this eyesore although the Council says that the problem is under active review.

Residents’ Parking Scheme – On the 25th March, the Cabinet decided to proceed with the Kingsdown scheme. The Council will proceed to the statutory consultation stage next.

15 Kingsdown Parade – The owner says that he intends to replace the existing oriel window with a like-for-like replacement. This is excellent news because of the oriel’s contribution to the street scene.

Montague Green – Committee members met, the central area parks manager who agreed to provide an estimate for the cost the removal of the rose bed and to replace it with a paved area and one or two seats, which will enjoy a view down Marlborough Hill.

The next committee meeting will be on Tuesday the 1st June. If you wish to meet the committee or bring any matters to their attention, please contact the se*******@di*******.net.


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