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We value the specialist knowledge of local groups and greatly support working together to produce character appraisals.
Local communities have become more involved in identifying what is positive and negative about a conservation area, including unlisted buildings of merit, and helping to define boundaries.
We welcome all input into what makes an area special and what could improve an area; or more specific comment on a draft character appraisals via email@example.com
Westbury on Trym Conservation Area
A draft Conservation Area Character Appraisal has now been completed, in consultation with the Westbury on Trym Society. The consultation on the draft document has now closed. The document is being updated and reviewed in light of any comments received, it will then be put forward for adoption under delegated powers of the Service Director (Planning and Sustainable Development).
College Green Conservation Area
The consultation period on the draft College Green Character Appraisal has now closed. The document is being updated and reviewed in light of any comments received.
Both the Westbury on Trym and College Green documents will be put forward for adoption together, anticipated to be in September 2014.
Appraisals being carried out later
We hope to complete these character appraisals by April 2015:
- Gloucester Road Conservation Area
- Whiteladies Road Conservation Area
- Tyndall’s Park Conservation Area
- Bedminster (pdf, 3.9 MB)(opens new window)(adopted 12 December 2013)
- City and Queen Square (pdf, 11.8 MB)(opens new window) (adopted January 14 2009)
- City Docks (pdf, 4.5 MB)(opens new window) (adopted December 2011)
- Clifton and Hotwells (pdf, 7.4 MB)(opens new window) with separate maps for Clifton and Hotwells (adopted July 14 2010)
- Cotham and Redland (pdf, 12.4 MB)(opens new window) (adopted September 1 2011)
- Kingsdown (pdf, 4.9 MB)(opens new window) (adopted March 31 2008)
- Montpelier (pdf, 5.0 MB)(opens new window) (adopted January 14 2009).
- Old Market (pdf, 7.3 MB)(opens new window) (adopted March 31 2008)
- Portland Square (pdf, 3.3 MB)(opens new window) (adopted March 31 2008)
- Park Street and Brandon Hill (pdf, 4.6 MB)(opens new window) (adopted May 23 2011)
- Redcliffe (pdf, 7.2 MB)(opens new window) (adopted March 31 2008)
- Sea Mills (pdf, 5.6 MB)(opens new window) (adopted July 14 2010) with separate maps:
- Sea Mills - routes and spaces map (pdf, 0.6 MB)(opens new window)
- Sea Mills - landmark buildings map (pdf, 6.6 MB)(opens new window)
- Sea Mills - garden suburb housing types map (pdf, 1.5 MB)(opens new window)
- Sea Mills - relative merit of unlisted buildings (pdf, 6.5 MB)(opens new window)
- St James’s Parade (pdf, 1.9 MB)(opens new window) (adopted May 23 2011)
- St Michael's Hill and Christmas Steps (pdf, 3.7 MB)(opens new window) (adopted January 14 2009)
- Stokes Croft (pdf, 6.7 MB)(opens new window) (adopted October 12 2007)
Conservation Area Character Appraisals help residents and us to understand the history of an area and why it is special. They help shape future developments and planning policies, as well as giving residents an idea of what enhancements could be made.
We have undertaken a review of Bristol's existing conservation areas. This is through the production of a character appraisal and set of management proposals for each area.
The consultation and adoption process for each appraisal will give it enough weight to be a significant consideration in making planning decisions, and at appeal.