Whitehouse Street Consultation

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Bristol City Council is asking for your views on the draft development framework for the Whitehouse Street regeneration area. The Regeneration Framework sets out a vision for the regeneration of the area and is underpinned by a set of key guiding principles. An extensive programme of engagement with local residents and businesses has taken place to inform the draft development framework.


Why your views matter

By listening to and working closely with the local community and other stakeholders, we can create a long-term vision for change.

You can get involved by:

Completing our online survey here.

Attend a drop in event at Windmill Hill City Farm on Wednesday 7 December 2.30pm – 6.30pm or Thursday 8 December 1.30pm – 4.00pm.

Attend an online event. Sign up at: www.whitehousestreet.com.

Join a neighbourhood walking tour email, hello@whitehousestreet.com or call 0117 922 4409 to register your interest.

To request an Easy Read or alternative format of the framework and survey, email hello@whitehousestreet.com or call 0117 922 4409.

For further information about the project visit www.whitehousestreet.com.

The information in the survey is a summary of the draft Regeneration Framework. The full document is available here. It can also be requested as a paper copy using the contact details above. You can also view or obtain copies of the feedback report from the engagement.

Please note that the consultation closes on Sunday 8 January 2023.


Next Steps

Following feedback from the public in this consultation, and if endorsed by Cabinet, the Regeneration Framework will be a material consideration when planning applications are assessed.


Mayor's foreword

From the need for new homes, a changing employment landscape and the climate and ecological emergencies, Bristol faces multiple challenges as we plan for a better future. One of the urgent challenges is the need for homes of all types, especially affordable homes. While the city’s population grows, the area of land available to us does not. Central, sustainable locations like Whitehouse Street can provide the solution to this challenge. As previously developed land, building the new homes we need here means we can better protect greenspaces elsewhere in and around Bristol.

However, we can’t only build new homes. Our ambition at Whitehouse Street is to create a balanced and inclusive community that can help Bedminster and South Bristol thrive and grow. Whitehouse Street will blend new homes with new and existing employment. We want to respect the industrial heritage of the area, and the framework sets out our ambition to have no net loss of jobs, while providing space for a range of jobs by finding innovative solutions to combining homes and employment. From the start of this project, we have made sure that local people and businesses have had the chance to input into how we respond to these challenges. A positive aspect of has been working with the local community and our development partners, Galliard Apsley Partnership and Hill towards a shared vision.

In recognition of the importance of involving the community to shape positive change, Action Greater Bedminster were commissioned to lead the first stage of community engagement. This included extensive consultation with the wider community and online sessions exploring good regeneration principles. The engagement was effective with thousands of comments on the website (www.whitehousestreet.com) and hundreds of people attending events, the outcome of which was the production of a ‘Community Manifesto’ setting out the community’s key priorities for the regeneration. This work has informed and shaped the framework throughout the process.

At Whitehouse Street, we want to create a well-connected, healthy neighbourhood with integrated walking and cycling links, as well as high quality public spaces that feel welcoming for all. This is an opportunity to create a low-carbon new community that seamlessly blends homes, public spaces and employment.

These ambitions are woven through this document and will serve as a guide as development comes forward. By having this framework, which has been shaped by in-depth engagement with the local community throughout the process, we hope that proposals at Whitehouse Street will guide the positive change the city needs to meet the growing challenges we face now and into the future.

Bristol City Council is asking for your views on the draft development framework for the Whitehouse Street regeneration area. The Regeneration Framework sets out a vision for the regeneration of the area and is underpinned by a set of key guiding principles. An extensive programme of engagement with local residents and businesses has taken place to inform the draft development framework.


Why your views matter

By listening to and working closely with the local community and other stakeholders, we can create a long-term vision for change.

You can get involved by:

Completing our online survey here.

Attend a drop in event at Windmill Hill City Farm on Wednesday 7 December 2.30pm – 6.30pm or Thursday 8 December 1.30pm – 4.00pm.

Attend an online event. Sign up at: www.whitehousestreet.com.

Join a neighbourhood walking tour email, hello@whitehousestreet.com or call 0117 922 4409 to register your interest.

To request an Easy Read or alternative format of the framework and survey, email hello@whitehousestreet.com or call 0117 922 4409.

For further information about the project visit www.whitehousestreet.com.

The information in the survey is a summary of the draft Regeneration Framework. The full document is available here. It can also be requested as a paper copy using the contact details above. You can also view or obtain copies of the feedback report from the engagement.

Please note that the consultation closes on Sunday 8 January 2023.


Next Steps

Following feedback from the public in this consultation, and if endorsed by Cabinet, the Regeneration Framework will be a material consideration when planning applications are assessed.


Mayor's foreword

From the need for new homes, a changing employment landscape and the climate and ecological emergencies, Bristol faces multiple challenges as we plan for a better future. One of the urgent challenges is the need for homes of all types, especially affordable homes. While the city’s population grows, the area of land available to us does not. Central, sustainable locations like Whitehouse Street can provide the solution to this challenge. As previously developed land, building the new homes we need here means we can better protect greenspaces elsewhere in and around Bristol.

However, we can’t only build new homes. Our ambition at Whitehouse Street is to create a balanced and inclusive community that can help Bedminster and South Bristol thrive and grow. Whitehouse Street will blend new homes with new and existing employment. We want to respect the industrial heritage of the area, and the framework sets out our ambition to have no net loss of jobs, while providing space for a range of jobs by finding innovative solutions to combining homes and employment. From the start of this project, we have made sure that local people and businesses have had the chance to input into how we respond to these challenges. A positive aspect of has been working with the local community and our development partners, Galliard Apsley Partnership and Hill towards a shared vision.

In recognition of the importance of involving the community to shape positive change, Action Greater Bedminster were commissioned to lead the first stage of community engagement. This included extensive consultation with the wider community and online sessions exploring good regeneration principles. The engagement was effective with thousands of comments on the website (www.whitehousestreet.com) and hundreds of people attending events, the outcome of which was the production of a ‘Community Manifesto’ setting out the community’s key priorities for the regeneration. This work has informed and shaped the framework throughout the process.

At Whitehouse Street, we want to create a well-connected, healthy neighbourhood with integrated walking and cycling links, as well as high quality public spaces that feel welcoming for all. This is an opportunity to create a low-carbon new community that seamlessly blends homes, public spaces and employment.

These ambitions are woven through this document and will serve as a guide as development comes forward. By having this framework, which has been shaped by in-depth engagement with the local community throughout the process, we hope that proposals at Whitehouse Street will guide the positive change the city needs to meet the growing challenges we face now and into the future.

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