Barton House evacuation: information for residents.

What the Whitehouse Street regeneration proposal is, what a regeneration framework and a community manifesto are, information about the formal consultation, how to get involved.

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.

Map of Whitehouse Street development

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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 weve created a regeneration framework with: 

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

Proposals for regeneration will be informed by:

  • landowner aspirations
  • planning policy
  • community and stakeholder engagement
  • several technical studies

Find the final regeneration framework.

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:

  • has informed the regeneration framework for Whitehouse Street
  • will inform detailed proposals for the area, as the project progresses

You can read the Community Manifesto on the Whitehouse Street project website Go to (opens new window).

Formal consultation and Bristol City Council Cabinet endorsement

The formal public consultation on the draft Whitehouse Street Regeneration Framework ran from 17 November 2022 to 8 January 2023. The consultation survey received 143 responses, the majority of which were from local residents. The formal consultation demonstrated broad support for the objectives and strategies within the Whitehouse Street Regeneration Framework as well as support for the concept masterplan proposed.

You can read the Consultation Report and a report setting out Bristol City Council's response to the consultation on the Whitehouse Street website.

Following consultation, the Whitehouse Street Regeneration Framework was finalised in February 2023 and endorsed by the Bristol City Council Cabinet in March 2023. No planning applications were submitted prior to endorsement of the framework which will now:

  • be used in the planning process
  • help shape planning application

Get involved and stay up to date

We want to continue to work with the local community, businesses and interest groups as more detailed plans for the regeneration of the area are developed.

Email if you'd like to speak to the team. You can also sign up to our mailing list.

Find out more

Visit the Whitehouse Street website for more detailed information about the regeneration.