This page tells you how to submit an objection to the Fifth Capital planning application and the sort of issues you could write about. To see what CAG has written go to https://carriageworks.org.uk/2015/02/13/cag-response-to-the-fifth-capital-planning-application/ (opens in new tab)
- Go to the Bristol City Council Planning Applications page. This link takes you straight to the current Planning Application: http://planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=NFWRLZDN00C00
- Click on the “Comments” tab.
- Fill in your details
- Make sure you select the “Object” button in the “Stance” section – otherwise it won’t be counted as an objection.
- Write your views into the box on the form. You have 250,000 characters. Note: some people have written lots and then found the webpage has timed out so they’ve lost all. Probably best to write it in a text editor and then copy paste on the webpage.
You can send your views in a letter to:
Peter Westbury, Planning Officer, Bristol City Council, Brunel House, St Georges Road, Bristol, BS1 5UY
What to write
Comments will be stronger if you write them in your own words. You can select some of the points made in our objection but for maximum impact rephrase them in your own words.
There are certain “material considerations” for objecting to a Planning Application. These are:
- Overlooking/loss of privacy
- Loss of light or overshadowing
- Highway safety
- Effect on listed building and conservation area
- Impact on infrastructure, community & other services
- Layout and density of building
- Design, appearance and materials
- Government policy
- Disabled persons’ access
- Proposals in the Development Plan
- Previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions)
- Nature conservation
- Alignment with the Community Vision (CAG Dec 2011)
- Alignment with Bristol Central Area Plan Feb 2014 and as amended Sept 2014 or modified as of 25th Nov 2014
- A fall-back position – such as:
- a lawful use which could result in a development worse than proposal
- Permitted Development (e.g. a change of use that doesn’t require a new planning permission) which could have the same or worse effect than the proposed development.
However, issues such as business competition, loss of view, or negative effect on the value of properties are not material considerations.
[Last updated: 13 February 2015]