Council launches consultation on extending Shirehampton Conservation Area: Shirehampton

16 Oct 2020

Council launches consultation on extending Shirehampton Conservation Area

Bristol City Council has completed a review of Shirehampton’s historic character, which looks at how a specific conservation area has evolved over time.

The Shirehampton local conservation area was originally established in 1975 and last reviewed in 1993. A reassessment of the boundaries and the town’s special character was long overdue, and has helped to provide a basis for change in the area, while still respecting the historical significance and uniqueness of the area.

Following the review and engagement with the local community, the authority has launched a public consultation to extend the boundaries of the local Conservation Area to include areas that are important to the visual and historic character of Shirehampton.

The new areas being proposed are; Passage Leaze, Springfield Avenue and around the Bristol Garden Suburb, Priory Road, Walton Road, Bradley Crescent, Bradley Avenue, and an extension to include much of Station Road to the south of the Public Hall.

Councillor Nicola Beech, Cabinet member for Spatial Planning and City Design, said: “Shirehampton has such a unique history, and we hope that the new consultation can help us develop a shared understanding of what makes the area special, and ensure we can protect it for the future, for everyone. We recognise that the area has lost a lot of character and interesting buildings over the years, even with the Conservation Area in place, but we hope that this first reappraisal in almost thirty years can mark a new beginning, and empower people to take a role in championing it.”

As well as the review of the existing boundaries, the Council’s draft Conservation Area Character Appraisal provides new insight into the local area and a new understanding of its history and development.

The review of Shirehampton’s historic character ensures features that are valued, or are under threat, are properly considered and that the proposed boundaries extend to cover as much area of local value as possible.

The public consultation closes 23 November 2020.

Following feedback the Council hopes to adopt the new appraisal and Conservation Area extension by December 2020. 

To find out more and share your views, visit: www.bristol.gov.uk/shirehamptonCA

If you would like a paper copy or the information in an alternative format please email conservation@bristol.gov.uk or call 0117 3521 128.

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