Hundreds raise concerns over redevelopment bid

May 25 2022



HUNDREDS of objections have been submitted to Bristol City Council over the planned redevelopment of the former St Christopher's School in Westbury Park.

On May 17, a day before public comments were due to close, there were 632 documents relating to the proposals to create a retirement community of 122 homes.

The majority of respondents were against the scale of the proposed £85 million scheme, which has been extensively reported in the Voice over recent months. 

Concerns have been raised about the changes to the Grade 11 listed Grace House, the height of the proposed blocks of flats and their impact on the conservation area. The three ward councillors, Geoff Gollop, Steve Smith and Sharon Scott have cited “significant concerns” over parking and traffic issues. 

A number of groups, including Westbury Bristol Civic Society, Westbury Park Community Association and St Christopher's Action Network have also objected.

It is not yet known when the proposals will go before the council's planning committee.

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