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Bristol

We support the provision of attractive, well designed and good quality homes close to shops, public transport, schools, leisure facilities and workplaces, reliable public transport systems, and green spaces in towns and cities, whether communal areas or in private gardens.

CPRE champions the concept of urban renaissance because a healthy, pleasant environment in our towns and cities goes hand in hand with a healthy and attractive countryside. We therefore support the provision of attractive, well designed and good quality homes close to shops, public transport, schools, leisure facilities and workplaces. Sustainable cities also depend on reliable public transport systems, while green spaces in towns and cities, whether communal areas or in private gardens, matter just as much to people as green open spaces in the countryside and are vital for the good health and quality of life of residents of urban areas.

There is no separate District Group for Bristol but members in north Bristol are represented by the South Gloucestershire District of the Branch and those in the south of the city by North Somerset District.

As a major city which is continually evolving and developing, Bristol generates a constant stream of planning applications which have implications for the character and quality of its environment.

We are able to monitor and respond to just a few of these applications especially when they are likely to set a precedent. For example, our objection to an application for a luxury housing development on land designated as Important Open Space adjacent to Eastville Park which was refused by Bristol Planning Committee. For local residents who are concerned about proposals for their area the CPRE Planning Help website offers useful guidance on how to respond to applications, while the Planning Finder website is a useful tool for tracing the latest applications in your area. The Government’s Planning Portal also gives helpful information about the planning system.

Here is CPRE Avonside’s response to Bristol’s Local Plan Review, detailing how the city should develop in the future.

 

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Please support our work in Bristol by becoming a member of CPRE. You will find details on our CPRE Avonside website. If you are already a member and would like to take a more active role in influencing decisions about Bristol’s future then please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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