The project team has really enjoyed engaging with the community and a wide range of stakeholders – those local to the site and those from the neighbouring communities. We have been constantly revising and reviewing the proposals in response to the feedback received. Below is a snapshot of what the team has been doing.
- Meetings with local stakeholders and community groups, and follow-up discussions
- Briefings and a site visit with the elected representatives for the community of Southville Ward where the site is located.
- Public Exhibition, February 2019: Crest Nicholson and the project team were delighted to hold a two-day public exhibition on 12th and 13th February 2019, at Underfall Yard, to display and discuss initial scheme proposals. The invitation leaflet and project contact information was sent to 2,000 residences, including households and neighbouring businesses, and was also advertised in the local press. The event was attended by over 100 people, with others providing feedback using hard copy and online forms, post, email and telephone. The exhibition boards are available here.
- Two-years of discussion with Planning Officers and Technical Stakeholders including:
- 12 meetings with Council officers, including 6 cross-cutting meetings and a series of 5 design workshops
- a site visit with Historic England
- 2 presentations to the Urban Design Forum
- Ongoing engagement between the relevant specialists within the team and the Environment Agency and Natural England
As a result of this extensive engagement process, the scheme changed substantially prior to being formally submitted to Bristol City Council, going through four complete iterations, and many more partial iterations, resulting in improvements to the overall layout, use, height and detailed design.
A summary of the main changes can be found in the Our Proposals section.