A planning proposal (19/04061/F) has been put forward to improve the public realm around Quakers Friars, in Bristol city centre, in order to attract more people to this retail and restaurant area. The proposals including decorated pavements, coloured lighting, wooden seating on perimeter walls, planting of small trees and raised planters. However, it is also proposed to cut down mature trees that are covered by Tree Preservation Orders.
In BWA’s response, we generally welcome the proposed improvements, but suggest some changes to the seating proposals and object to the removal of mature trees.
Update 21 Nov 2019: We have been told that this planning application has been withdrawn.