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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
Bedminster Conservation Area
A draft Character Appraisal for Bedminster is now complete and has been produced following engagement with the community. There is a proposal to amend the Conservation Area boundary through amalgamating the previously separate Bedminster and Bedminster West Conservation Areas, and including East Street and streets in the environs of Stackpool Road.
We welcome all feedback on this document, which should be submitted in writing – the deadline to make representations is November 1, 2013.
Westbury on Trym Conservation Area
Officers have been working in conjunction with the Westbury on Trym Society on a draft Our Place document to identify the character and special interest of the area. This document will form the basis for a character appraisal and will be the first example of a community-led appraisal. It is anticipated that a draft Westbury on Trym Character Appraisal will be available by November 2013.
The intention is to support community-led character appraisals in the following areas:
- Gloucester Road Conservation Area
- Whiteladies Road Conservation Area
Also to be completed from 2014:
- Tyndall’s Park Conservation Area
- College Green Conservation Area
- 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.