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April 07 2016

Green light for Bristol arena: the debate

Some quotes from the debate on April 6, when councillors on Bristol’s development control committee voted unanimously to approve detailed planning permission for the arena, and outline permission for Arena Island .. Read More

March 26 2016

Your questions to the men and women who want to be mayor

READERS set six questions to the mayoral candidates, and we're very pleased that they all agreed to answer them. The subjects chosen were: the role of mayor; public transport; the arena; air pollution; Green Capital; and residents parking. .. Read More

March 25 2016 MP calls for action on apprentice

MP calls for action on apprentices

SOUTH Bristol’s MP Karin Smyth has challenged the Prime Minister to make good his pledges to recruit three million high-quality apprentices, partly funded by a levy on big businesses. .. Read More

March 25 2016

Vision for Temple Quarter unveiled

AMBITIOUS ideas for a 25-year regeneration of the area around Temple Meads are open for consultation. Residents have until April 14 to comment on the Temple Quarter spatial framework – not a blueprint, but a guide to how the area could be transformed to bring 17,000 hi-tech and creative jobs, a new public waterfront and leisure facilities. .. Read More

March 25 2016

Hope for Park Street site

TOTTERDOWN residents are hopeful that they will be able to persuade the council to drop its plans to sell off a popular piece of open space for housing. The patch of land at the bottom of Park Street, near Bath Road, used to be a playground but it fell into disrepair about 15 years ago and the council took away the play equipment... Read More

March 22 2016 Totterdown opticians on children's TV

Totterdown opticians on children's TV

A TOTTERDOWN opticians is the setting for a children’s TV programme to be aired on Thursday March 24. Lynne Fernandes Optometrists features in a CBeebies series called ‘My First…’, which records milestones in the lives of children under 6 years old. Each episode follows one of these children as they do something new for the first time... Read More

March 03 2016 Delay could kill arena plan, says Ferguson

Delay could kill arena plan, says Ferguson

DEFERRING the arena project in order to obtain a detailed travel plan would take a long time and could kill the whole plan, mayor George Ferguson has said. .. Read More

March 02 2016 Arena plans put on ice

Bristol Arena plans put on ice

PLANS for the long-awaited Bristol arena were put on ice by councillors who decided the proposals didn't answer vital questions about travel and parking. Members of the council's development control committee voted 7-4 to defer a planning application for the arena. They then voted unanimously to defer an outline application to develop the rest of Arena Island... Read More

February 26 2016 Arena: car park U-turn and £28m extra bill

Arena: car park U-turn and £28m extra bill

DAYS before councillors are due to decide whether to grant planning permission to the arena, it has emerged that costs will be £28 million higher than previously stated. And despite insistence that there would be no large car park on the site, plans have been revealed for an eight-storey, 480-space car park to occupy the KwikFit plot on Bath Road. .. Read More

February 26 2016 Residents' vision for Bedminster Green

Residents' vision for Bedminster Green

WELL over 100 people packed into Windmill Hill community centre to debate plans for Bedminster Green, one of the largest development sites in the city. .. Read More