Consultation rejects new tall buildings policy

The results of the consultation on the Urban Living Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) have shown overwhelming rejection to the new tall buildings policy.  The planning department’s senior officers have indicated.

  • the draft SPD had not been intended to legitimise tall buildings
  • a promise to remove pro-tall buildings statements from the SPD

We should not assume that this is the end of the matter.  Over the next couple of years there will be many tall buildings planning applications. The list of planned high rises includes:  26 storeys on the south east edge of CastlePark;  17 storeys on Wine Street;  22 storeys in Redcliff Quarter; 14 storeys on Bath Road at Totterdown Bridge; two 20 and 22 storey towers on Bedminster Green; 25 storeys at the new University of Bristol site at Temple Meads.

But local opposition can work – please tell your councillors what you think.


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