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Local Plan review and Urban Living consultation

Bristol Council has been consulting on proposed changes to the Local Plan policies. This is a scheduled review to reflect changes over the last 5 years. A particular theme is “Urban Living”, which is a policy that prioritises housing growth in certain city areas, with denser development, primarily on brownfield sites.… Continue reading

Campaigning on clean air near schools in St George

I and my fellow campaigner Jo Chesterman have been concerned about the air pollution at Summerhill Infant School and Summerhill Academy (Junior) School, situated just past the end of Church Road in St George. Jo has children at both schools, and I have a granddaughter at the infants’ school.… Continue reading

Responding to City Centre Plans

There have been several planning applications made for developments in Bristol City centre recently that have an impact on the walking environment. BWA continues to monitor such applications, and has recently responded to the following.

Temple Quay / Avon Street

The proposed new residential block, with commercial units on the ground floor, would occupy the block bounded by Avon Street, Providence Place, Old Bread Street and New Kingsley Road.… Continue reading

Improving walking routes from St Michael’s Hill

The morning rush of students crossing Perry Road (almost none cross at the lights)

St Michael’s Hill has been a major artery into Bristol since at least the 14th century, when it was mapped as ‘the road from Bristol to Hembury’ passing by the Norman church of St Michael on the Mount Without (i.e., outside the city walls).… Continue reading

Pavement Parking event

Pavement Parking: Problems and Solutions

Monday 9th October, 11.00am-1.00pm
The Foundation, Lower ground floor, 1 St George’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5BE

A lively debate organised by Bristol Walking Alliance and SHINE (Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments). Speakers from the University of Bristol, Bristol Disability Equality Forum and Sustrans will examine the difficulties arising from parking on pavements and how community engagement and city policy could tackle the accessibility issues and health implications of pavement parking in Bristol.… Continue reading