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Free school breakfasts, tower blocks n MAYOR – Continued from Page 1 right place” and create “a bolder skyline”. The council has already upped the housing plan for Temple Quarter enterprise zone from 2,000 homes to 2,500 – presumably to be achieved by building higher. Could tall buildings here bring even more growth, and potential disruption for those

living in South Bristol? The Voice put it to the mayor that thousands of people living near Temple Quay and Bedminster Green face huge disruption in years to come from the many developments planned. Mr Rees promised to set up and attend a meeting for the South Bristol community where these concerns can be addressed

– an idea the Voice will be following with interest. Growth is key to the mayor’s pledge to reduce inequality in the city. Though Bristol is one of the most productive and innovative cities in the UK, it also has some of the fastest-rising housing costs. Developing the enterprise zone will bring vital business rate income to help fund the mayor’s

other ambitions. Bristol is the 10th worst city in the country for affordable housing, the mayor told the October 6 gathering at the Wills memorial building. He plans to build 2,000 homes a year by 2020, 800 of them affordable, and says that developers are already in talks. Among other initiatives he announced was the offer of a free

Low-rise, high density family homes are  ANY development of Bedminster Green needs to respect its neighbours, keep buildings low and create an attractive community, say residents. WHaM – the Windmill Hill and Malago planning group – has released its own planning brief for the site, which has been the subject of controversy since developer Urbis revealed plans for around 800 homes in buildings of up to 12 storeys. The group points to urban

Enormous backing for our ideas, says WHaM sites where a high density of homes is achieved without building above six storeys. Wapping Wharf, the recently completed development the other side of the Avon from

Southville, has an attractive, active streetscape which manages 200 homes per hectare. Nearby, The Point achieves 100 homes per hectare. Both developments have “high density, sustainable and enjoyable housing, with low rise buildings, while enhancing the character of the area they are built in,” says the planning brief. “WHaM ... supports higher density new housing, but this has to be in the context of the

existing character of the surrounding neighbourhood,” says the report from the community group, which has a core membership of 30 and a Facebook membership of 400. The report was created with input from the BS3 Planning group, Create Streets and Clear Village, among other community planning networks. “Development will be mainly family housing and long term accommodation and expected to

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