What the Whitehouse Street regeneration proposal is, what a regeneration framework and a community manifesto are, how to have your say about the proposals.
The regeneration of the area around Whitehouse Street is a new project to transform this area of Bedminster, so that it supports Bristol’s growing population and economy.
We want to:
- create a better environment for residents and businesses
- help respond to city challenges, including:
- the need for homes for Bristol’s growing population
- the climate and ecological emergencies
- the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Whitehouse Street is in the north east of Bedminster. The area either side of Whitehouse Street includes the Bedminster Industrial Estate (East). The map below shows the full area.
About the Whitehouse regeneration project
We want to create a thriving neighbourhood with:
- new homes
- better community and public spaces
- sustainable travel routes
- new job opportunities
Businesses play an important role in the life of the city and we want to create a mixed neighbourhood where homes and businesses co-exist.
As part of Bristol’s One City Plan, we are committed to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including addressing poverty, inequality, health and wellbeing, and the environment, in order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The regeneration around Whitehouse Street will be underpinned by these principles.
To help us do this we’re creating a regeneration framework with:
- three local landowners: Bristol City Council, the Galliard Apsley Partnership and the Hill Residential Group
- the local community
We'll consult on a draft framework later in 2022.
What a regeneration framework is
A regeneration framework is a document that brings together urban planning, transport and design thinking, with inclusive and sustainable growth, in order to guide change in an area.
It’s there to make sure that:
- any changes to an area work well together
- the three landowners can collaborate to:
- transform the area
- bring about the long-term vision set out in the framework
No planning applications will be submitted before the framework is complete and has been agreed by the Bristol City Council Cabinet. If the Cabinet agrees to it, the framework will:
- be used in the planning process
- help shape planning applications
Hearing from local people
Since early 2021, we've worked with Action Greater Bedminster, a group that works to improve Bedminster and Southville, to find out what local people want for the area. As part of this process we created a Community Manifesto. The Community Manifesto:
- gathered ideas and opinions from the local community through engagement sessions
- sets out what local people would like to see happen and what is important in the area, for example:
- wildlife and green spaces
- local culture
- a mixture of housing
The manifesto will inform:
- the regeneration framework for Whitehouse Street
- detailed proposals for the area, as the project progresses
You can read the Community Manifesto on the Whitehouse Street project website Go to https://whitehousestreet.com/ (opens new window).
Have your say
We want to continue to work with the local community, businesses and interest groups as we develop our plan for the regeneration of the area. Proposals for regeneration will be informed by a mix of:
- landowner aspirations
- planning policy
- community and stakeholder engagement
- several technical studies
We'll consult on the draft regeneration framework for the area later in 2022.
Find out more
Find out more on the Whitehouse Street website.
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