On 16 May 2019 the PG Group submitted to Bristol City Council a Section 73 application to make material changes to the Carriageworks planning permission. These changes have attracted significant opposition.
At the CAG Community Meeting on 10 July PG introduced revisions to their proposed changes. These revisions have not yet been submitted to or registered by the planners. Comments made at the meeting included:
- Ongoing concern about the height of the Ashley Road frontage, increaesd shadowing from the increased height
- Lack of syntax to the retail frontage
- The replacement of triangular windows with bolt-on window louvres facing Hepburn Road (which, since the meeting, we now understand is being addressed). The St Pauls frontage is as important as any other and should not be subjected to cost-cutting of this nature. The Carriageworks must not turn its back on St Pauls.
- Whether a Section 73 application is appropriate given the scale of changes proposed
- The need to increase the amount of affordable housing
- Use of local labour and suppliers
- What are the archaeological findings?
As and when PG do revise their application any comments already submitted will potentially have reduced relevance. Equally the planners will need to be clear if comments submitted after the submission of any revisions by PG refer to the orginal or revised proposals. CAG would like to see any confusion avoided so that quick and effective decisions can be made by the planning authority.
The S.73 application, any revisions and all comments can be found at https://planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PRLISBDNHHU00
As and when the revisions are submitted by PG we will post an update on this website.