Jun 27, 2022
CHIS strongly opposes these depressingly unimaginative and potentially
destructive proposals which are entirely unacceptable in their current
The scheme includes half a mile of modern blocks of Flats several storeys
high adjacent to all the Zoo boundaries which will dominate and overpower
the neighbouring streets. This is especially the case along the west
perimeter which would face the monolithic block proposed for the West Car
Park site, permanently altering the feel, landscape, treescape, and
skyscape of the Conservation Area. The scheme takes little, if any,
account of the heritage, character and sense of space that makes this
historic neighbourhood special, if not unique.
Despite strong concerns expressed during various public consultations, it
has been the experience of residents that most of their concerns have
either been dealt with only at the most basic or cosmetic level or just
The following points summarise some of the most blatantly pernicious
aspects of the proposals :
201 dwellings represents a massively over-dense development of the site.
Given the provision of only 100 parking spaces the circular access
drive is likely to be permanently littered with cars and so appear even
less discreet than the plans suggest.
The potential impact on the Conservation Area is poorly considered. In
particular, the impact on the surrounding listed buildings and gardens of
a development so monolithic in its scale and massing has not been
justified. Especially appalling in this respect is the six storey block on
the northern boundary.
The proposed terracing is not appropriate in this area.
The loss of trees will be compounded by the inevitable damage to the
root systems of many other trees by infrastructure work.
We urge rejection of this highly damaging Application which, far from
leaving a worthy legacy, would irrevocably damage one of the finest sites
Objections may be registered at Bristol City Council
quoting Reference : 22/02693/X