|Address||Paynes Shipyard And Vauxhall House Coronation Road Bristol BS3 1RP
|Proposal||Demolition and redevelopment for residential together with associated car parking, landscaping, access, infrastructure and riverside pedestrian walkway, with up to 154 residential units.|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry||05-07-21|
|Standard Consultation Expiry||09-07-21|
|Decision||GRANTED subject to condition(s)|
|BCC Planning Portal||on Planning Portal|
|Public Comments||Supporters: 3 Objectors: 36 Unstated: 7 Total: 46|
|No. of Page Views||0|
|Comment analysis||Map Date of Submission|
|Nearby Trees||Within 200m|
Recommendation submitted 08-11-20
We have now submitted our Objections to this application which may be read here - Bristol Tree Forum Objections
Here is the summary of our objections:
1. Bristol City Council has:
• Declared climate and environmental emergencies.
• Committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
• Committed to doubling tree canopy cover by 2046.
As currently formulated, these plans to build new houses can only set back the work needed to resolve these emergencies and achieve these commitments.
2. The need to build housing to meet sustainable economic or social development objectives should not be allowed to take precedence over ensuring that the development is also both environmentally sustainable and meets Net Gain objectives.
3. Under the Mitigation Hierarchy, trees should not be removed unless there is no realistic alternative. One alternative would be to build around the trees rather than remove them.
4. The existing trees have a significant asset value which should not lightly be ignored. Using CAVAT, we have valued them at £ 1,039,771.
5. BCS9 of the Core Strategy also states that "Individual green assets should be retained wherever possible and integrated into new development". Felling many of the trees on the site should not, as it so often is, be the default option.
6. The removal of existing trees inevitably means that the eco-services they provided will not be replaced for decades, if at all.
7. There is no evidence that these proposals will achieve biodiversity Net Gain. The adverse knock-on environmental impact on biodiversity of removing existing trees far outweighs any short-term benefits achieved by replacing them.
8. Whatever the merits of this application achieving its primary goal to provide much needed housing may be, it should not be permitted to proceed unless and until it has properly addressed how it will replace and build upon the Green Infrastructure (including trees) that will inevitably be lost if this application proceeds as presently formulated.