Application Details

Reference 21/05652/F
Address Former Filwood Swimming Baths Filwood Broadway Bristol BS4 1JL  
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Proposal Proposed 29 dwellings, including infrastructure, landscaping and access (Major application).
Validated 27-10-21
Type Full Planning
Status Pending consideration
Neighbour Consultation Expiry 29-11-21
Standard Consultation Expiry 01-12-21
Determination Deadline 26-01-22
BCC Planning Portal BCC Planning Portal
Public Comments Supporters: 2 Objectors: 79  Unstated: 7  Total: 88
No. of Page Views 0
Comment analysis   Date of Submission
Nearby Trees Within 200m

BTF response: OBJECT

Recommendation submitted 25-02-22

Under BTRS, the 27 trees lost would need to be replaced by 49 trees. We calculate that 45 trees will be planted onsite.

The Development will result in a net loss of biodiversity of 40.62% - thpough the Urban Trees being lost and replaced are not accounted for. If they are the net loss is 23.93%

Public Comments

 

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    on 2022-02-23  

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Can you please publish this email and the attachment on the planning portal and show it to the city ecologist.

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Mr Ian Watt  47 KENMARE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2022-02-09   OBJECT

I am concerned that the amenity of the site (young people's play space) is not lost. Thedesign also must reflect the opportunity to connect architecturally with the surroundingarchitecture. But an opportunity also exists for colour to add an entrance and gateway landmarkdevelopment and then be reflected in the public realm.

Mr Ian Carter  FLAT 6, 32 TOYNBEE ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2022-02-08   SUPPORT

Filwood Broadway is mostly an empty zone, 25% of the retail units a occupied, asupermarket of decent size will only be possible if all of the brownfield land is built upon, we needhouses!I also support moving the Filwood Library (definitely not losing it) knocking down the inefficientbuilding and putting more houses (of good quality)

Miss Sarah Hayward   16 LISBURN ROAD KNOWLE  on 2022-02-04   OBJECT

You have already taken so much for the youth in knowle and you want to take more!!Youth Street crime is at a all time high in knowle you have taken most of the places they had to goso now they are all roaming the streets bord pulling knifes on please (this happened to my son)smashing people's property stealing and now you want to take the courts away witch is one of thelast few places they actually have to go.you are taking away so much from knowle to add evenmore houses witch means even more people when knowle has nothing left the schools arealready bursting doctors are full there's no super maket no dentist no options we have nothing forthe people who already live here and you want to add 100s more people it's unfair and wrong

Mrs carol casey  124 FORTFIELD RD BRISTOL  on 2022-02-04   OBJECT

we are going to be haveing talks with sports council England about the courts as this isout side Recreational land and can not be build on

Emily Jones  99 CRESWICKE ROAD   on 2021-12-22  

Please can I enquire what is being done by the Council to ensure there are local shops/cafes and a cash point included?There also needs to be a pedestrian crossing from Filwood Park, and traffic calming on Creswicke Road which is known to both the Council and Avon & Somerset Police as a problem road for speeding.

Yours,Emily Jones

Ms Stephanie French BTF Tree Champion  18 OLD SNEED AVENUE, BRISTOL BS9 1SE  on 2021-12-18  

2nd Comment

I have egg on my face. I have found the Tree Survey report - The Arboricultural ImpactAssessment. I missed it because it did not "start" in the usual way. It was headed as a "Stage....."rather than an "Arboricultural..." or "Tree........". Sorry.

Ms Stephanie French BTF Tree Champion  18 OLD SNEED AVENUE, BRISTOL BS9 1SE  on 2021-12-17   OBJECT

I object to this Application having been accepted at all without a full ArboriculturalAssessment and report from a professional. The requirement for this is stated clearly on the BCCrequirements page on its website for submitting an application, and indeed on the Application formitself if the answer to the question "Are there trees on the site" is "Yes".

This entry in the Planning Design and Access Statement is not such a report."7.6. TreesA 2018 tree survey of the site identified 4 'B' category trees, 5 'C' category trees and 1 'C' categorytree group.The proposals would require the removal of all low category trees. Following public engagement,the site planwas revised to retain three large category B maple trees to the north of the site facing HartcliffeRoad.These trees were considered important to the local community and as more mature specimenswarrantretention to add a landscape maturity to the development and increase the biodiversity value ofthe site. Onetree will be located in the rear garden of one of the town houses, the others will be retained on thegreen ribbon between the corner town house and the detached dwelling on Hartcliffe Road.In accordance with Policy DM17, where poor quality and low value trees have been removed,replacementtrees of an appropriate species and quantity will need to be provided. These are indicated on thesite plandrawing and precise details of size and species will be contained within the landscape architects

planting scheme which can be secured by way of an appropriately worded condition."

Firstly it is out of date,secondly it does not have any measurements of the trees planned to be lost to development andthirdly it does not mention plans for tree retention and tree protection.It all seems a bit secret and "Trust me it'll all be alright on the night". The Community deservesbetter than that. At least the Community seems to have managed to prevent a total clearance oftrees - well done - but where is the proper report?

Mrs Jackie Mann  SWISS DRIVE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-08   OBJECT

The swimming pool should of never been closed it was used by the community, therenothing for the young ones to do. There is enough houses being built around this area

Ms Caroline Hope  9 ELGAR CLOSE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-04   OBJECT

I understand that there is a very well used ball court which there are plans to build over.This will be very detrimental to the Filwood community, we have already lost much open space inthis area. This will create problems for the future. Building without consideration of amenitieswhich are required for an increased population must not be allowed.

Mrs M Britton  19 KILDARE RD KNOWLE WEST BRISTOL  on 2021-12-04   OBJECT

Children need somewhere to go or they will hang about on the streets

Mr Eddie Nuttall  7 WYATT AVE HIGHRIDGE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-03   OBJECT

As a city wide youth worker, I am sick of seeing the limited spaces for youth carved upby developers.

Miss Sue Leighfield  40 CHESSINGTON AVE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-02   OBJECT

Knowle West is becoming the forgotten community I lived most of my life in knowle andenjoyed the green open spaces to play in. The place has become unrecognisable. It's a deadcommunity now. Not like the busy bustling place it was. It needs life bringing to it, not morehouses. The old bingo hall would make a fantastic soft play area with space for kids parties and asmall cafe. This would be a place where young mums could meet and have tea/coffee and de-stress while the children play in a safe environment. Making somewhere for parents and youngchildren of knowle. The site of the old swimming pool would make a good area for the olderchildren of knowle with a proper basket ball court and a 5 aside football area. And a small park.The residents Filwood have paid for many years to keep the old bingo hall stood empty. Please dothe right thing and let the people of Knowle West see some sort of return for their wasted money.Give the residents their community back again

Mrs Elaine Blackburn  6 CAMBERLEY ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-02   OBJECT

I cant believe you propose to build yet more houses on this area where there are veryfew facilities for the younger generation and future generation of the expanding area to enjoywhere do kids and families go for local entertainment and leisure

Ms Lisa Herbert  38 BARNSTAPLE RD BRISTOL  on 2021-12-02   OBJECT

This area is used daily and is one of the pitifully few areas left for children and residentsto use and enjoy.

Mr Matthew Haskins  9 ORCHARD CLOSE WHITCHURCH BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

This area has already been deprived of it's youth facilities, losing youth clubs ,pool andlocal fields. Having grown up in this environment knowing how tough it is to break out of thepoverty and stigma put on you from outside forces. I don't think that would have been possiblewithout the help of these clubs and local leaders who run good facilities and most importantlyunderstand the local youth,You can't keep building boxes without taking into consideration thepeople's environmental conditions. You will create ghettos and no go zone's. People needcommunity activities and facilities. Our council leaders can't have it both ways,on one hand you tellus you can't attract shops and businesses to the area because of problems with anti socialbehaviour whilst removing all forms of youth facilities and opportunities and then you are preparedto compound the issues by cramming in more housing with no infrastructure.

Miss Lorna Manning  27 LISBURN ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

Children use the football courts it's safer for them they're away from the roads and awayfrom the danger! Filwood is well known for the swimming baths too! It's appalling the amount ofhouses that are being built wherever they can yet people still somehow can't find somewhere tolive! It's a joke!

Mrs Julie Thomas  30 PONSFORD ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

This court is used by people of all ages.Where are the kids going to play football, get out with their friends where they are safe?The council don't care about Knowle West.

Mr Liam Ferris  BS4 1LA CITY  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

South Bristol has played their part in helping out with the housing crisis, their are otherplaces in Bristol that can help play their part in the housing crisis, this land can be used that wouldbenefit the local community, it is a large piece of land that could be good for retail, way too manyhouses have been built in Bristol over the past couple of years, I think it's safe to say we haveplayed the biggest part in helping out with the housing crisis. You are also planning on knockingdown the old cinema and the library that are on the Broadway too build more houses, you alsowant to knock down cineworld in hengrove too build houses, the only and last cinema in SouthBristol. The places you are building houses on can be used for much more better, something thatwould benefit people who live in South Bristol, so I please kindly ask you, to stop dumping thesehorrible ugly looking houses all over South Bristol.

Ms Louise Barry  24 TEIGNMOUTH ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

Please do not build on this land. It is teaming with all different species of wildlifeincluding otters. It is a haven for bees and a well used green space and has been for years.The people of Knowle oppose the use of this space for housing, it will be at great cost to ourmental health as well as to the local wildlife....we need green places, we do not want to live in aconcrete jungle

Mrs Emma Ferris  17 CARLOW KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

Knowle west needs more infrastructure and something for the future generations. Byconstantly building houses and not investing in the local area. You are already depriving analready deprived area. Council Estate Lives matter too. There are plenty empty council houses inKnowle west that need refurbishment maybe concentrate on that.

Mrs Susan Hicks  16 HARTCLIFFE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   SUPPORT

I would like to vote for the courts to be left i take my grandchildren there some days toplay as there is no where else to go around here in walking distance.

Mr Hosken Robert  15 DRAYTON CLOSE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

We don't need more houses, we have not got the infrastructure to have more houses.Our health service is struggling with many people having problems booking an appointment withthe doctors. Education is struggling with places for school children. You can add many things tothis, no youth clubs, no supermarket, stop the Mayor and the planning committee ruining SouthBristol

Mrs Makala Cheung  5 INSTOW ROAD KNOWLE WEST BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

They are not providing space for any business or shops on that site, which is muchneeded. Or keeping/replacing the games area. Please follow the communities regenerationframework! ( re 106 etc Also please talk to community when looking at any public arts, we haveKWMC and local creatives already in the area and working with the area.)

Mr kevin williams  13, BARNSTAPLE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

i am a resident of filwood Broadway and i feel that all local Facilities MUGA (multi usegames area) are being taken away but there are no plans to replace them within the filwood area. Ialso feel that the site originally was set to have retail and housing on the site which is muchneeded but seems to have been overlooked and replaced with just residental properties. I am alsoconcerned about all the other facilities for those who will be moving into the are as there areseveral developement either built or being built but no play areas for children several have beentaken away but not replaced. Where are the schools for them to attend as we do not have a localsenior school and the planned new school as already been pushed back another year. Where arethe doctors/health care facilities for all the new resdidents as the current ones are so overwhelmedthay are not able to cope now and appointment times are too longand have been getting worseeach year. Ther are no Dentist within 2 miles of the proposed site and again very hard to get anappointment or registeration with them. It seems like you have gone against al, the proposals thatwere set in the original framework for Filwood Broadway.

Mr Edward Cheney  61 NOVERS HILL KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

It is very disappointing that there is no allocation for retail and business use on theproposed site.

It was originally allocated in the local plan to be a mix of housing, retail and business. This centralarea to Filwood does not need housing without any other infrastructure for the communityincluded.

With the removal of the games court I cannot see how Filwood will gain as a neighbourhood fromthis 'regeneration.' The games court should be upgraded as a vital resource to be enjoyed by thecommunity at large and particularly the youthful population.

One day Filwood will thrive it will be a big oversight to not have additional shops and offices alongthe Broadway instead of just front doors.

The Danica Priest  BARRINGTON COURT BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

I object to this application and agree with the statements from Knowle West Alliance.Communication has been poor and the loss of another MUGA is concerning.I support building affordable housing on brownfield sites but the fact that they haven't said whatpercentage is going to be social rent and haven't provided a housing association is unacceptable.The last thing we need is more shared ownership. That isn't going to bring anything to thecommunity and it certainly won't help people like me get on the housing ladder.I think the developer needs to engage with the local residents and develop a plan that adds valuenot just unaffordable 'affordable' housing.

Mr Peter Daniels  65 NOVERS HILL NOVERS PARK BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

As a former resident of the Filwood area, specifically Marwood Road, and still a residentof the Filwood Ward it was very disappointing to have witnessed the closure of the FilwoodSwimming Baths.These Baths were a huge asset to the area, with the main reason being the physical health of theyoung people as well as the older generation, especially both our sons who developed their love ofswimming.Please note that back then, when they were growing up we were not so aware of the ill effects tomental health, people without leisure outlets within easy access suffered.I STRONGLY OBJECT to any building, not totally directed to leisure, being permitted now or ever.

Ms Katie Bruce  FILWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE BARNSTAPLE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-12-01   OBJECT

I have been working in the area for over 20 years and am well acquainted with thiscommunity.

I want to declare my objection to the plans because it seems to give little consideration to theneeds of the community. I acknowledge there is a need for housing, but to take away the gamesarea and not provide adequate replacement in an area like this is, where there is such a need forprovision for young people is, well, unbelievably thoughtless.

The plan is unimaginative and only focusses on housing. It could be mixed use development andprovide space for businesses that would enhance the area.

The plan is ill thought out and should be re-considered with the local community needs and afuture vision and needs in mind.

Miss Julia Williams  S12, ELM ROAD STUDIOS, ELM ROAD, HORFIELD, BRISTOL BS7 8RJ BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

there must be more consideration for community assets particularly how the MUGA isgoing to be included or added close by. the area already has had a lot of assets stripped, withmore housing there must be more thought around how the community can thrive. with anti socialbehaviour already rife in the area where can the community go and spend time positively.

Mrs Kathryn Chiswell Jones  57 ST MARTIN'S ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

South Bristol is losing a swimming pool, a cinema and now sports facilities. And youwonder why bored kids turn to crime? Build communities not ghettos.

Mrs Leeann Parfitt  THE OLD BARN EDINGWORTH BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

Housing development has already gone on airport road and filwood park and hengrovepark. At this rate we will have no green space left or places for our children to play safely nearthere home.

Knowle West Alliance Coordinator  KNOWLE WEST ALLIANCE   on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

RE The Old Swimming Pool Site on Filwood Broadway: 21/05652/F

1. Firstly - on behalf of Knowle West Alliance it should be noted that the community consultation carried out by LiveWest has been deemed unsatisfactory. We are disappointed with the poor community engagement practice despite being fully aware of the requirements set out in the Knowle West Pre Planning Protocol.

2. Secondly, please find below a letter from our local network of youth and children organisations, with most relevant elements in bold:

To whom it may concern,

We believe the Knowle West's children and young people deserve a range of creative, safe, age-appropriate, open access; playable spaces distributed across the estate. There is an urgent need for oversite of playable spaces and how young people are considered within the public realm. We are requesting a joined-up approach from Bristol City Council and Statutory Services to ensure that changes being implemented contribute, rather than hinder, liveable neighbourhoods. We believe that planning and development teams should understand contextual safeguarding as well as the public health context to work alongside appropriate stakeholders to achieve best outcomes for current and future generations.

We are concerned about the number of sites being brought forward that remove open access MUGA's, that the overview of how play spaces relate to one another is missing, and that due to the scattered approach of sites coming forward; there is seemingly no strategy in place that considers young people in the public realm across the whole estate. Two MUGA's have been lost in the last 12 months alone.

Currently, for example, the proposal for 29 houses on the Old Swimming Pool site on Filwood Broadway removes a well-used play area, a socially acceptable place for young people to play, for detached youth work, that allows for hanging out in an area that has street cameras, street light, and trusted adults within easy reach. The proposal is currently with the Planning Department and does not come with a corresponding plan to mitigate this potential huge loss in the centre of the estate. We attach an externally conducted audit of huge range of play opportunities that this site currently offers. Many organisations in our local network make use of this space and have not been consulted about the range of functionality that it provides.

In addition, we understand that the current consultation on the Health Park is considering all options, and that whilst the MUGA and play areas are hopefully retained, we want to be explicit in identifying those as an important piece of infrastructure. We attach a play audit which describes the range of quality, well-maintained play spaces within that site, these are a community asset that must be preserved.

We have a genuine opportunity to work together to achieve the best for Knowle West. Residents can and should be equal partners in designing change, and we, as representatives of different children and youth organisations are seeking leadership at city level to create mechanisms that enable resident voice to be heard, to inform decisions and actions within the areas development. The Knowle West Regeneration Framework has a clear Community Vision with 14 priorities - not least:

13. Develop play and youth facilities by planning with young people • Provide a range of indoor and outdoor play facilities within walking distance • Provide a range of facilities for young people developed with them, and in walking distance to homes

Our recent resident survey found that 35% of families could not currently walk to a play facility within 5 mins/ 450m of their homes (as per the Green Space Strategy of 2012); this number will be impacted by increasing the housing density of the area. The attached external play audits tell us that if appropriate range of playable space is not provided, then young people will always find it for themselves, and not always where other people want them to be. We know this to be true, and as such, believe that a codesigned approach this juncture could hold a pivotal role in addressing ongoing issues around Anti-Social Behaviour for the future. We have a wealth of embedded children and youth organisations in KW who, along with young people and families, have important knowledge as to what change can be most impactful. We do recognise the need for good quality affordable housing; we are also highlighting the need for a joined-up approach to providing and maintaining the facilities that will allow local families to thrive. Our survey respondents told us how important recreation spaces were, to both mental and physical wellbeing for the whole family. To this end we would welcome a conversation with a member of BCC Cabinet to discuss how these critical needs can be met, who might lead on joining this up, and how together we can achieve a thriving neighbourhood, a place of joyful, playful opportunity for all.

With best wishes Lucy

On behalf of the Knowle West Children and Young People network

Lucy HolburnKnowle West Alliance Coordinator

Mx Lizzie Darville  86 WALLINGFORD ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30  

I live nearby to this space and it is definitely ripe for development after being left tosquander like much of Filwood park. However, the proposal to remove the basketball court, whichis well used shows how little consideration of local residents has been done in the planning forthis, and also the number of car spaces is unwarranted given the site is under 50m from aMetrobus stop and very close to the off road cycle routes around Hengrove, Airport and HartcliffeRoads.

If the plans can be adapted to keep a sports pitch (use some of the car spaces and remove one ortwo houses) I would be inclined to support this.

Mr Nick Haskins  35FELTON GROVE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

I strongly object to this course of action the five aside court needs to stay where it isbecause this is the last thing in Knowle west that the youths have. By taking this away you areencouraging more unease within the area the point of keeping the five aside court there is to helpstop The antisocial behaviour. This is not just damaging to the local environment but it's alsodamaging to the mental state of mind . The council has already taken away everything and givennothing back. In fact you should be adding facilities such as an assault course and somecardiovascular exercise bars which would benefit not just the youths in the area but also theresidents in the area by knowing that the youth will not be roaming the streets causing anti socialbehaviour. They will have some thing to entertain them. ( Brain stimulation )

Miss Stacey Clifford  TOYNBEE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

Please stop taking the good things away from the children! They use this court

Mrs Hillary Keith-Hill  36, WALLINGFORD ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

There are to many houses being built, and no where for the youth to go. Even the greenspaces are disappearing.

Mr Jack Febry  15 DOWLAND GROVE INNS COURT KNOWLE BRISTOL BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

No need to build on that leave it for the kids to use , already trying to make knowle westin to a concrete jungle, and making the poor poorer

Mrs Lisa Coleman  31 HARTCLIFFE RD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

Why take everything away from our community there is nothing round this area as it is!!!! It's disgusting behaviour

Mr Andrew Hunt  5 SCHOOL CLOSE WHITCHURCH BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

Continuous building of houses and flats in South Bristol with no consideration toinfrastructure, health and welfare services, green areas and leisure facilities is simply notacceptable or sustainable in an area that is already deprived of the above facilities and requiresmore consideration, not just another land sell for monetary gain by the council to probably offsetthe disgrace that is the wasted circa £40 million pounds "Invested" by this totalitarian mayor andhis puppet council! South Bristol will feel the effect of this over development in the future and asusual, the "Councillors" who are allegedly appointed to serve the people will be long gone andhave not one iota of responsibility for this shameful overdevelopment in South Bristol!!! Shame onyou all.

Miss Kelcey Channing  26 KENMARE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

Taken every bit of green space you can from Knowle west and NOW you want to takethe f**king ball court as well??

Miss Tracey Davis  3 BARNSTAPLE COURT BARNSTAPLE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

The hard Court is used a lot by youngsters to play football taking this away will leavethem nowhere to go

Mr Richard Stevens  BIDEFORD CRESCENT KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

There isn't enough open spaces for the kids to play

Mrs Donna Leighfield  21 INSTOW ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

Why take away the children's football court. Where are they supposed to play football.

Mr david hibbs  152 CRESWICKE ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

We need a good public house like a Wetherspoons so people can meet up within thecommunity we have no pubs in knowle and with lots more houses going up around here itsneeded more than ever, people live here for years and dont even know their neighbours, with agood pub people can go and chill out meet their neighbors and maybe have a nice meal together!

Miss cox Karen  43 CRESWICKE ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

You are leaving kids with nothing...we do not want houses there! How about aswimming pool????

Mr michael coleman  143 NEWQUAY RD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

The last thing we need up here is more housing

Mrs Nicola Powell  24 DUNSTER ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

It's bad enough the swimming pool has gone, now you want to take the only thing leftfor the kids. My children played in them courts and now my children play there. People won't behappy until everything for the children are gone.

Ms Samantha Payne MBE  113 CRESWICKE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

It's a cruelty to remove one of the very few remaining social spaces that are free forlocal residents and young people in particular. Over the past 35 years the cinema has been takenalong with the swimming pool, 2 kids play parks in filwood and vast swathes of Filwood fields thatwere used as football pitches and play areas.

How can you possibly expect anything other than vandalism and anti-social behaviour from anarea already facing those challenges when you remove even more social spaces?

It's outrageous. Residents of Knowle West deserve parks, play spaces, and social spaces. This isan area of severe economic and social deprivation. Adding more residents whilst removing socialspaces will only serve to enhance the existing social problems.

Not only does the community need the basketball court and green space to stay, it needs greaterinvestment in those spaces for the residents who currently live there.

Miss Roxanne Phillips  5 NEWRY WALK KNOWLE  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

The children have absolutley nothing in our community bar the ball court!!

Mr David Clift   131 SALCOMBE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

You can't keep building on every bit of green space in South Bristol,

Mr Robert Leighfield  21 INSTOW ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

I object to the loss of the football courts as it's the only place where kids can meet andplay in a safe controlled environment.. This cannot be allowed to become all about the the £...

Mr Filwood residents association Haskins  FILWOOD BROADWAY BRISTOL  on 2021-11-30   OBJECT

This ball court is used by the physically handicapped and abled bodied residents in ourlocal area, it is used for well-being of mind and bodyTo remove this will only create problems for the residents that need the facility (which isn'tmuch)that's already thereThis area brings all different cultures of ethnic background which gives everybody a chance tomingle and understand other cultures. This is an excellent meeting place for the youth that arecausing most of the antisocial behaviour and does subdue the desire to want to cause problemswithin the community. They have already took a big step and made contact with myself andrequested a five aside court. A assault course, and some cardiovascular exercise bars within thesame area and a dugout type shelter with Wi-Fi for when the weather is bad. This ball court is theonly thing they have left if you take that away it will only cause more antisocial behaviour which Ihave worked tirelessly to squash . Many thanks N Haskins ( Filwood residence Association )

Mr Tim Jones  FILWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE BARNSTAPLE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-29   OBJECT

Response to LiveWest Planning Application for Old Swimming Pool Site.From Filwood Broadway Working Group (FBWG).

Overall ConclusionThis planning application for site BSA1122 should be put on hold while its contribution to both theLocal Plan of 2014 and the Filwood Broadway Regeneration Framework is reassessed by theCouncil.In common with other local groups (KW Alliance and the KW Regeneration Residents PlanningGroup) we are calling for an updating of the "masterplan" for Filwood Broadway, involving all thelocal stakeholders, before any planning applications are approved for individual sites.

These are the reasons for our conclusion:

1. The application brushes aside the Local Plan requirement to include business and retail use, ongrounds that are not properly evidenced.

2. The application dismisses the existing Community use which has caused the most number ofnegative comments - the games court. The Council has omitted to include in the Local Plan the re-provision of any of the games courts lost in recent years, nor any of the ones indicated in theFilwood Broadway Regeneration Framework.

3. Taken together, these two issues show that the application does not contribute to meeting anyof the identified needs of the local area apart from housing, and we need more than just housing.

Although the applicants have followed a process of consultation, they have not understood what isrequired for a Local Centre to be successful as a place people want to come to.

Evidence for our reasons

1. The applicant's Economic Statement sets out in para 1.5:"to demonstrate that there is no current need for community facilities or business space in thearea".

but it does so by quoting inaccurate and misleading information.

1.1 Para 2.9 quotes the Council:"a number of the existing retail units within the Local Centre at Filwood are vacant and derelict".The reality is that none are derelict, though one is boarded up after fire damage, awaiting theinsurance settlement for repairs currently under way.There are no vacant units, in the sense of being available to rent.We admit that the appearance of the shops belies this, as many are sometimes or alwaysshuttered, and we are working with the landlords to try to improve that situation.Since FBWG began in January we have received three requests from new businesses seekingpremises, and none have been available. The latest example is a reply to us from Places forPeople on November 11th saying "37 Filwood has terms out to an interested party at present.".

1.2 Paras. 3.45 & 3.46 refer to an eleven year old retail study that discovered no commercialinterest. Presumably this refers to the failure to interest a supermarket. However, FBWG hasreceived commercial interest in a potential convenience store and the Council's EconomicDevelopment department is currently testing this with a renewed study.

1.3 Paras. 3.47 to 3.49 refer to the Council's decision to include Filwood Broadway in its HighStreet scheme, but end with a false conclusion:"seem to be reflective of the fact that there are large numbers of vacant units available in thearea."

Paras 4.9 to 4.13 repeat the same assertions.

1.4 Paras. 4.18 & 4.19 assert:"The website for Filwood Green shows that there are still workspaces and studios available ............... It is clear that there is insufficient demand for additional business space at the Site. "However, when we checked the website in November it stated:"Featured News March 2nd 2021 - we currently have small offices available".When we phoned in November they confirmed that two small offices were available, but noworkplaces or studios, contradicting the assertion in the Economic Statement.In fact there is a waiting list of businesses that would take up such units.

1.5 Para 4.20 refers to Community uses, and the paragraphs after it seem to deal with communitycentre type buildings. We are not asking for these but our surveys have shown a demand forfacilities such as dentists and opticians.However the overwhelming need in the eyes of the local community is to keep a games court, asdiscussed below.

2. Need for Youth Play areas.

2.1 "Policy DM17 (Development Involving Existing Green Infrastructure) notes that developmentwhich would result in the loss of open space which is locally important for recreation, leisure andcommunity use, townscape and visual amenity will not be permitted."The games court is indeed locally very important for recreation and leisure use, but theCommunity Engagement Statement gets round this with misleading statements:

2.2 On page 17 it implies that it has been out of use for sixteen years:"The ball court has been decommissioned and closed to the public since 2005".Maybe it was decommissioned by the Council, but it has not been closed to the public! In fact it isin regular use, both informally by young people and families, as well as by youth workers withorganised groups (See Appendix 1).The site has actually been in constant use for recreation ever since the pool was built.The value of the court has recently been assessed by "Childen's Scrapstore" (see appendix 2) andthe need for play areas has been underlined by a recent letter to the mayor from the Knowle WestChildren & Young People's Network (see appendix 3).

2.3 On page 36 the Engagement Statement implies that the reprovision is under way:" Bristol City Council are working with the Parks Department to accommodate reprovision of theexisting ball court elsewhere in the local area."However, we have not yet been able to discover which officers have been given this task.It is vital that this court is reprovided nearby before the existing one is removed.

2.4 When the Regeneration Framework was drawn up it allocated several sites containing gamescourts for housing; at the same time four new games courts were also indicated, none of whichhave yet been provided, even though two of the original ones have already disappeared. (detailsin Appendix 4).

2.5 Unfortunately the Local Plan did not include a requirement to provide the courts listed in theFramework. This is why we are asking for a pause in development on Filwood Broadway to givetime to build the replacement one, before the existing one is removed .Ideally, we would prefer to keep the court where it is, as its position on a well used road providessome oversight which contributes to the safety of young users.

3. Inadequate Consultation

3.1 "The planning process is not simply about scrutiny, instead it should be a creative exercise infinding ways to enhance and improve the places in which people live their lives(National Planning Policy Framework (CLG, 2012) paragraph 17)"

3.2 The Regeneration Framework came out of a lengthy and expensive process involving manylocal people. Unfortunately it did not lead to a Neighbourhood Plan, and many local people nowfeel badly let down that so little has resulted from it. However, it is the best we can offer as a guideto developers, and it is regrettable that the applicant has disagreed with so much of it, and failed toengage in a significant way with local priorities.

3.3 It is also regrettable that the Council has apparently no officer with responsibility for deliveringthe Regeneration Framework except for housing. Although we are grateful for the time given toFBWG by Council officers, we understand why they cannot move outside of their brief, so ourrequest is that the Council see the urgent need to create such a post.

Appendix 1.Here is a quote dated 8th March 2021:

" As a youth worker at StreetSpace based on Filwood Broadway I see the everyday need ofcommunal outdoor space in the area. The filwood courts are in constant use throughout the week;a variety of ages, sexes, and cultures meet in this space to exercise and socialise on a daily basis.Streetspace uses the courts for our weekly football sessions and we have organised bbq's andother events in the courts too. There are issues with the courts themselves as the ground is rough,unlevel concrete which is often covered with glass and rubbish, there are no bins and the space issmall and often there are young people playing basketball, football and rollerskating; all trying toshare the space at the same time which can be difficult. We are already limited in Filwood with thespaces we can use to create a safe, positive environment for the young people we work with. Iurge that the courts are either protected and improved or that the young people are given a newoutdoor space where they can continue to build a community in a safe and functional area."

Appendix 2.Extracts from the "Children's Scrapstore" Play Space Report to Knowle West Alliance.

Filwood Broadway (MUGA)

Currently, this space is particularly desirable for older children (8+) as a gathering place for sports,wheeled and social activity. The MUGA offers a valuable all-weather sports facility due to thetarmac surface and flood lights.

By providing very local places to play, the benefits for the community are huge. Based on what thisspace offers, the benefits include access to physical activity which improves gross motor skills andin turn reduces obesity. It presents opportunity to build teamwork and social skill, gives a sense ofbelonging and care for their surroundings, which leads to a reduction in anti-social behaviour. Thespace also offers an appropriate place for children to challenge themselves and experience andmanage risk which develops resilience and awareness.In this space there is the opportunity for mixed ages playing together and connection to nature.Connection to green spaces is proven to boost mental health. It also provides a safe place to beand to learn new skills.The preservation of these seemingly small and insignificant patch for play is vitally important forthe health and development of the young people and community in this area. Through our years ofexperience, we have found that children are rarely allowed to travel more than a street or 2 awayfrom their homes in order to play unaccompanied, often seeing some streets as feeling totally offlimits (due to fear) for anyone except the residents. This forms a barrier to other children's travelacross areas.

The location of this space is also important as it is connected to the high street, opposite thelibrary and surrounded by housing. This gives opportunity for it to be used not only by those verylocally but also creates a meeting space for those visiting the high street, which could be used fora social gathering or picnic spot. And given the current facilities it provides a place for local teamsto develop and play grass roots sports such as football which in turn builds on a positivecommunity.

'If you live in a deprived inner-city area, you have access to five times fewer public parks andgood-quality general green space than people in more affluent areas.'Commission on Architecture and the Built Environment

Appendix 3.Here is a letter of 18th November 2021 to the Mayor:Dear Marvin,

We believe the Knowle West's children and young people deserve a range of creative, safe, age-appropriate, open access; playable spaces distributed across the estate. There is an urgent needfor oversight of playable spaces and how young people are considered within the public realm. Weare requesting a joined-up approach from Bristol City Council and Statutory Services to ensurethat changes being implemented contribute, rather than hinder, liveable neighbourhoods. Webelieve that planning and development teams should understand contextual safeguarding as wellas the public health context to work alongside appropriate stakeholders to achieve best outcomesfor current and future generations.

We are concerned about the number of sites being brought forward that remove open access

MUGA's, that the overview of how play spaces relate to one another is missing, and that due tothe scattered approach of sites coming forward; there is seemingly no strategy in place thatconsiders young people in the public realm across the whole estate. Two MUGA's have been lostin the last 12 months alone, one on Airport Road (Boklok) and one at Broadplain (Curo).

Currently, for example, the proposal for 29 houses on the Old Swimming Pool site on FilwoodBroadway removes a well-used play area, a socially acceptable place for young people to play, fordetached youth work, that allows for hanging out in an area that has street cameras, street light,and trusted adults within easy reach. The proposal is currently with the Planning Department anddoes not come with a corresponding plan to mitigate this potential huge loss in the centre of theestate, in close proximity to embedded local youth provision. We attach an externally conductedaudit of huge range of play opportunities that this site currently offers. Many organisations in ourlocal network make use of this space and it is disappointing they have not been consulted aboutthe range of functionality that it provides.

In addition, we understand that the current consultation on the Health Park is considering alloptions, and that whilst the MUGA and play areas are hopefully retained, we want to be explicit inidentifying those as an important piece of infrastructure. We attach a play audit which describesthe range of quality, well-maintained play spaces within that site, these are a community asset thatmust be preserved.

We have a genuine opportunity to work together to achieve the best for Knowle West. Residentscan and should be equal partners in designing change, and we, as representatives of differentchildren and youth organisations are seeking leadership at city level to create mechanisms thatenable resident voice to be heard, to inform decisions and actions within the areas development.The Knowle West Regeneration Framework has a clear Community Vision with 14 priorities - notleast:

13. Develop play and youth facilities by planning with young people - Provide a range of indoorand outdoor play facilities within walking distance - Provide a range of facilities for young peopledeveloped with them, and in walking distance to homes

Our recent resident survey found that 35% of families could not currently walk to a play facilitywithin 5 mins/ 450m of their homes (as per the Green Space Strategy of 2012); this number will beimpacted by increasing the housing density of the area. The attached external play audits tell usthat if appropriate range of playable space is not provided, then young people will always find it forthemselves, and not always where other people want them to be. We know this to be true, and assuch, believe that a codesigned approach this juncture could hold a pivotal role in addressingongoing issues around Anti-Social Behaviour for the future. We have a wealth of embeddedchildren and youth organisations in KW who, along with young people and families, have importantknowledge as to what change can be most impactful.

We do recognise the need for good quality affordable housing; we are also highlighting the needfor a joined-up approach to providing and maintaining the facilities that will allow local families tothrive. Our survey respondents told us how important recreation spaces were, to both mental andphysical well-being for the whole family. To this end we would welcome a conversation with amember of BCC Cabinet to discuss how these critical needs can be met, who might lead onjoining this up, and how together we can achieve a thriving neighbourhood, a place of joyful,playful opportunity for all.

With best wishes

Lucy

Send on behalf of a network of Children & Young People's groups in Knowle West

Lucy Holburn

Knowle West Alliance Coordinator

Appendix 4.Assessment of youth play provision at 21st April 2021.

The Regeneration Framework has 4 Play spaces for Young persons (Melvin Square, Inns Court,Football Fields, Filwood Park), of which none have been provided, and 8 for Children (Kingswearroad, Health Park, Novers Lane, Inns Court, Filwood Park, Padstow Road, The Park, FilwoodBroadway), of which four have been provided.Two of the existing MUGA's are under threat - These are on KW Health Park and the LiveWestsite (Filwood Broadway).One MUGA has already gone to BoKlok - (was Salcombe House)The Broad Plain adventure play facility has also gone, with no provision now in the Curo site.

Ms kat hegarty  39 BROADBURY RD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-29   OBJECT

I object for the following reasons:

The site allocation states development should achieve the following four points, which isn'tachieved with this proposal.1) contribute towards the implementation of public realm improvements along the full length ofFilwood Broadway and at the junctions with Creswicke, Hartcliffe and Barnstaple Roads, which willinclude the provision of street trees, paving, bicycle stands, street furniture and car parking;2) be designed to safeguard the amenity of neighbouring residential properties; provide activeground floor uses where it fronts onto Filwood Broadway;3) be designed so that the buildings fronting Filwood Broadway reflect the existing context,including building line and building heights;4) ensure retail use is limited to small scale retail facilities.

- The proposal doesn't provide ground floor retail use, which is contrary to the site allocationrequirements. Flexible use units could easily be incorporated into this proposal. Terraced houseson our high street are unsuitable.

- The proposal doesn't provide an alternative place for the playing courts, which is contrary to theregen framework. The proposal doesn't enhance the area or provide benefit for the community.This application strips one of the last remaining community assets for young people in the areawith no consideration for alternative provision or contribution to another court.

- Proposals for this site should incorporate the existing established trees on the site.

- Community consultation was poor and didn't follow the developer protocol for the area.

In summary this proposal isn't suitable for the area.

Miss Louise Postlethwaite  44 CRESWICKE ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-28   OBJECT

I want to add my voice to the number of people objecting due to lack ofaccommodations for youths. The court is an important gathering place for children and teenagers,I've seen it in use every day ever since I've moved in a year ago.Without the playing Court, I'm concerned we will see even more anti-social behaviour from youngpeople who don't have any place to play or socialise. There has been no replacement built, and itis my understanding that the area has already lost other playing fields.I am also concerned at the lack of amenities in the area, such as Schools, doctors, shops. I havebeen informed the local primary schools have no room for additonal, and the nearest had 2 prefabclassrooms added recently, and there's a lack of secondary schools, with the planned secondaryschool delayed.While the nearby shops look empty, there is no openings for businesses as they are all in use.Shouldn't there be provision for commercial purposes in this new build?

More Housing is needed, but there needs to be the infrastructure to support and supply theresidents.

Mrs judith sluglett  12 RUSSELL GROVE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-27   OBJECT

This is an unthinking development, it takes away a sports space and replaces it withhousing. The area needs shops.

Filwood Broadway needs to be redeveloped as a diverse area and attention should be paid to theinfrastructure necessary to revive the area.

So far Knowle West has been divested of its green spaces, sports' facilities, cinema and walk-inhealth centre; now another space for young people to use out of doors is under threat. Istrenuously object to this proposal.

Mr Stephen Noreiko  12 RUSSELL GROVE, HENLEAZE, BRISTOL, BRISTOL BS6 7UE  on 2021-11-27   OBJECT

The development is badly timed. In an area lacking in infrastructure, it is foolish toshoehorn more dwellings.

What the area needs is better facilities before increasing the population and thereby the strain onits social fabric.

Mrs Evelyn Morris  131 PARSON STREET BRISTOL  on 2021-11-24   OBJECT

This should be made into a community youth project not housing, the children needsomewhere they can let off steam I.e sport activities and skills building ready for when theybecome adults.All communities are dying because there is nowhere to come together because housing isreplacing all community centres,libraries, basket ball courts, football fields.

Mrs Gail Bevan  41 BROADBURY RD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-24   OBJECT

Filwood is a struggling area. We have very limited shops and looks like a slum that hasbeen left to deteriorate over years.The basketball court is used daily by all ages especially teenagers along with community groupssuch as Street Space.The local teenagers don't have many places or things to do in Knowle West but yet this will beanother facility that is going to be lost which will have a detrimental impact on the mental andphysical health of the young people in the area.Filwood has a very big issue with young people hanging around this is largely due to the lack ofthings to do in the area, removing the basketball court will likely increase this issue impactingnegatively on the local community.

What will be put in place for these young people within Filwood?

Mr John Bevan  41 BROADBURY RD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-24   OBJECT

Filwood is a struggling area. We have very limited shops and looks like a slum that hasbeen left to deteriorate over years.The basketball court is used daily by all ages especially teenagers along with community groupssuch as Street Space.The local teenagers don't have many places or things to do in Knowle West but yet this will beanother facility that is going to be lost which will have a detrimental impact on the mental andphysical health of the young people in the area.Filwood has a very big issue with young people hanging around this is largely due to the lack ofthings to do in the area, removing the basketball court will likely increase this issue impactingnegatively on the local community.

What will be put in place for these young people within Filwood?

Mrs Pat Filer  5 ALARD RD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-24   OBJECT

Filwood is a struggling area.The local teenagers don't have any places or things to do in Knowle West but yet this will beanother facility that is going to be lost and we wonder why we have so much Anti-social issueswith teenagers!Filwood already has a big issue with young people hanging around this is largely due to the lack ofthings to do in the area, removing the football court will likely increase this issue impactingnegatively on the local community.

If new homes are built what facilities will be in place to support them and existing residents?We already have limited Doctors, Dentists, provisions for teenagers to name a few.

Mr Dennis Filer  5 ALARD RD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-24   OBJECT

Filwood is a struggling area with antisocial behaviour problems. Building more homesisn't going to help.Why can't the existing building be converted into a home or the land that has been empty for yearswhere the old garage was being built on. Why must homes be built on an area in which the footballcourt is used daily, will another be built in its place within filwood or will it just be something elsewe have to lose?

Miss Courtney Pomphrey  23 CLOVER PARK BRISTOL  on 2021-11-24   OBJECT

My children are about to grow up in knowle west and everything it getting taken away..there is only a few things for them to do and your taking yet another facility away from them forhomes. We are in need of so much more.

Miss Karen Cox  43 CRESWICKE ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-23   OBJECT

We are fed up with all we had being destroyed. No more houses in filwood! How aboutanother swimming pool seeing as you took away the other! You have taken far to much from usalready...time to give back.

Mrs Tracey Phillips   27 LEINSTER AVE KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-23   OBJECT

I object to anymore houses in the area as so many have been built already on airport rd& bottom of Filwood but no has been given that we are already short of shops doctors schoolplaces. You cant inspect people to come and live in the area when there is already a problem withnot enough facilities for the people who already live here. Build more facilities before even thinkingof building anymore homes.

Mrs Julie Thomas  30 PONSFORD ROAD KNOWLE PARK BRISTOL  on 2021-11-23   OBJECT

This pool was the reason that as a youngster I was never in trouble.There was nothing else to do and now there's even less to encourage the kids of Knowle Westaway from their phones and tablets.The kids need a youth centre like the one that use to be at Eagle House.The last thing that needs to be on the plot of our much loved much used pool are more houses.Spend the money on the empty border up houses and give the kids a chance at being kids.

Miss Sarah Hayward   16 LISBURN ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

I have lived in knowle for 17 years and before that I lived in stockwood and would travelfrom there to knowle to use the swimming baths it was hard breaking when the pool was takenaway from the community.i now have 3 child of my own and there is nothing in knowle for them todo.there is children constantly on the streets make trouble and breaking the law we DO NOT needmore houses in knowle as there is 100s already being build we need something for the children ofknowle.plus there is already not enough dentist the doctors can not cope with the people of knowas it is.there is not supermarket, nothing for children and teens todo and no school spaces.... youneed to sort these things out as there soon will been 100s of new people living in knowle and youare planing for more.never mind the fact that you are turning knowle into a no green zone.so noyou should not be putting any my houses or flats on the old swimming pool site you need to use itfor the community that is already here

Miss Vicky Beckwith  REWORK LTD 16 FILWOOD BROADWAY BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

We are objecting on 3 counts:1. Lack of mixed use (as set out in the Regeneration Framework)

Within the Economic Statement it states:

" it is considered that the existing and emerging allocation for business or retail uses at the Siteare unfeasible, undeliverable and unviable and accordingly are not supported by the Applicant aspart of the emerging Local Plan Review. "

This is evidenced by the 2010 South Bristol Retail & Centres Study which found one fifth of theunits were empty. 11 years later all of the units are rented or have tenants lined up with aconsiderable need for larger more economical feasible premises.

The Statement of Community Involvement reports 68% of people who responded to theconsultation (which was minimal) were not in favor of the plans. A significant % of the 32% whowere in favor approved with conditions. Mostly those conditions were to include mixed (retail/service) spaces and concerns over the lost of play space and wildlife habitats. (see Appendix 9).

2. Loss of open access play space for teenagers.

The plethora of developments that are occurring within the ward are seriously impacting theavailability of safe, well lit and well used open space for teenagers. The MUGA (basket ball court)is well used by individual and youth/ play workers. It offers a space for teenagers to use butremain close to areas where trusted adults (shop keepers) are on hand.

Research undertake by the Knowle West Alliance found that 35% of families could not currentlywalk to a play facility within 5 mins/ 450m of their homes (as per the Green Space Strategy of2012); this number will be impacted by increasing the housing density of the area. An external playaudits tell us that if appropriate range of playable space is not provided, then young people willalways find it for themselves, and not always where other people want them to be; we know this tobe true, and as such, believe that a considered approach at this juncture could hold a pivotal rolein addressing ongoing issues around Anti Social Behaviour for the future. We believe that acontextual safeguarding study should be undertaken before the space is lost.

3. Low environmental standard of the build.

The design has the bare minimum acknowledgment of the climate crisis (ground source heatpump). It is difficult to tell as the SAP Calculation is not legible but we would be concerned aboutthe ability to heat the homes in winter and properly ventilate the homes in summer.The ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY STATEMENT concludes with a dismissal off PV as "electricityprices being more costly than gas currently this could lead to high energy bills and fuel poverty".Which is a state that is unlikely to continue. We are concerned that the build will need retrofittingwithin 5 years of construction.

Mrs caroline casey  124 FORTFIELD ROAD WHITCHURCH BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

Comment Reasons:Comment:I was born in knowle and lived thereuntil 3 years ago.The basketball court is used by alot of youth in the area. They don't have many placesor things to do in Knowle West as it is and I feel like removing yet another youth facility is going tohave a detrimental impact on the mental and physical health of the young people in the area. Wealso have a lot of issues with youth gangs, largely due to the lack of support and things to do in thearea, removing the basketball court will likely increase this issue impacting negatively on the localcommunity.I also have some concerns over the 'biodiversity' section of the plan and don't feel what'spurposed meets the biodiversity net gain requirements. The plan mentions generous green spaceswill be included in the plan, but I couldn't really see this in the map plan provided. It alsomentioned potentially adding in bird boxes, but why not bat boxes as well or maintainingconnectivity for wildlife with hedgerows or gaps in fences.There are also the concerns of increasing traffic in the area. Knowle West is also fairly cardependant due to a lack of facilities and services, which forces people to drive to other areas tomeet these needs. For example, we don't have any supermarkets, a bakery or even a pub.Increasing housing will further increase this car dependancy, increasing cars on the road and theoverall carbon footprint of the area. More traffic will lead to more pollution, both air and noisepollution. These concerns have not been sufficiently addressed

Miss Karen cox  43 CRESWICKE ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

Houses yet again in our local community, Bristol city council has taken so much fromFilwood its about time something we need was on that site. Like a supermarket! Time to give ussomething back. Maybe a sports site....kids need it. You are taking away the very last thing thatthe kids around here are using. Shame on you all.

Mrs Helen Jones  39 CRESWICKE ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

We don't need any more houses we need shopping facilities

Mr Richard Stevens  BIDEFORD CRESCENT KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

While there's a shortage of housing the area needs regeneration first, lack of shops andfacilities and this problem will only get worse with the edition of more housing along Airport rd &Hengrove way there's a few currently empty council houses in the immediate area

Miss Fern Perry  15 SAMUEL BARNETT CLOSE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

These courts are only place teenagers youth can do arpund here . You are constantlywanting to build homes yet no dentist have been enclosed in any plans or doctors

Mrs Denise Marsh  27 ILMINSTER AVE KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

It could be used for community projects instead to help the kids get off the streets andstop some of the anti social behaviour going on

Mr Mike McSweeney  15 CHELSTON KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

This housing proposal is totally wrong for this site.

Since the 1950's this site has been principally used by the children of Filwood. First as the site ofthe Swimming Pool and more recently as a popular if poorly maintained MUGA.

The regeneration of Filwood Broadway should include space for the children of Filwood, theirenergy and sheer vitality would enhance any development.

To include them on this highly visible site would show how much we as a community value them,and their contributions to our community.

There are very few amenities for the people of Filwood as it is, but the young people of this wardseems to have the worst of it. Let them keep this space and enhance it for future generations.

All the best, Mike

Mrs Emily Culblaith  55 CREDITON CRESCENT BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

Removing the MUGA is one of the final nails in the coffin for the young people in thearea. There is plenty of scope to regenerate this area.

There is a requirement for more housing, however, to provide it at the loss of well-used facilities iscounterproductive.

The proposed builds are nowhere near as sustainable as they need to be, with barely lip-servicepaid to getting the correct infrastructure in required due to the climate and ecological emergency.

As for the loss of the wildlife habitats, again, barely a mention.

There is much good that could be done here - for the young, for the community, for the wildlife andused as a shining example of sensitive regeneration, what a great opportunity. However, it feelsand looks like it is just plans to dig up, bulldoze and rush-build a bunch of inexpensiveenvironmentally unfriendly houses (which will need retrofitting) to meet targets.

Mr Nick Haskins  35 FELTON GROVE BEDMINSTER DOWN BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

The youth of Knowle has nothing in the way of everyday activities. This land should notbe sold but kept for community use.An ACV is what I will be requesting from the city council in the very near future

Mrs vinny mitchell  28 CRESWICKE ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

Knowle west is going to be nothing but houses. Nothing else for the children the elderly. You give it in one hand and take it in the other . What are you offering for filwood Broadway acouple of painted benches , second hand shops . This used to be thriving no one is helping no noecares .

Miss Dayna Yates   14 ALARD ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-22   OBJECT

I feel there are so many houses going up in local area and no extra services for thecommunity going in to this area.

Mr Don JONES  57 TAVISTOCK ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-18   OBJECT

SIRS THIS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT ON THE OLD SWIMIMG SITE WILLDISRUPT AND DEPRIVE OUR COMUNITY THE QUALITY OF A VERY IMPORTANT ACTIVITYFOR PUT YOUTHS THIS BALL COURT IS USED EVERY DAY/EVENING BY A GROUP OFYOUTHS THAT HAVE NO ORTERNATIVES VENUE THIS WILL GREATLY DAMAGE WHATLITTLE IS ON OFFER NOW .WILL YOU RECONSIDER CHANGING HOW YOU DO THIS TO SOMETHING THAT WILL BEWELCOME NOW IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOU UNDERSTAND SOME OF THENEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY IT NOT JUST ABOUT HOUSES

Mr Andrew Williams   THE COACH HOUSE MAIN STREET FARRINGTON GURNEY BRISTOL  on 2021-11-10   OBJECT

The basketball court is still clearly accessible and regularly used by local children, thisarea should be redeveloped for the local communities leasure activities not more random housing.

Mr Paul Coyne  29 BARNSTAPLE ROAD KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-08  

In general terms I support but with no clear guidance here that I can see about theproject it causes me some concern. We need houses in Knowle West but these should be for localpeople in the first instance.We should have a clear layout and detail of the project how many homes and sizes with layoutspecific and I can't seem to find anything

Miss Vicky Beckwith  15   on 2021-11-08  

Please could legible copies of the SAP calculations (Appendix A and B) on the Energyand Sustainability Statement be uploaded.

Mrs Helen Bailey   20 CONNAUGHT ROAD BRISTOL  on 2021-11-05   OBJECT

I object to more dwellings in Filwood we are struggling with infrastructure noretail,limited medical provision no secondary schools in the area,no adequate outdoor space forthe young and youth,and if the dwellings ate to go ahead I sincerely hope that they will be agedand disable friendly,because people requiring those facilities usually have to vacate the area.

Miss Kelly Sheldrick  9 TAVISTOCK WALK BRISTOL  on 2021-11-05   OBJECT

The basketball court is used by a lot of youth in the area. They don't have many placesor things to do in Knowle West as it is and I feel like removing yet another youth facility is going tohave a detrimental impact on the mental and physical health of the young people in the area. Wealso have a lot of issues with youth gangs, largely due to the lack of support and things to do in thearea, removing the basketball court will likely increase this issue impacting negatively on the localcommunity.

I also have some concerns over the 'biodiversity' section of the plan and don't feel what'spurposed meets the biodiversity net gain requirements. The plan mentions generous green spaceswill be included in the plan, but I couldn't really see this in the map plan provided. It alsomentioned potentially adding in bird boxes, but why not bat boxes as well or maintainingconnectivity for wildlife with hedgerows or gaps in fences.

There are also the concerns of increasing traffic in the area. Knowle West is also fairly cardependant due to a lack of facilities and services, which forces people to drive to other areas tomeet these needs. For example, we don't have any supermarkets, a bakery or even a pub.Increasing housing will further increase this car dependancy, increasing cars on the road and theoverall carbon footprint of the area. More traffic will lead to more pollution, both air and noisepollution. These concerns have not been sufficiently addressed.

Mr Yvonne Pagit   20 KNOWLE BRISTOL  on 2021-11-05   OBJECT

Absolutely disgusted with Bristol city council who have purposly let the valubleinfrastructure and properties delapitate with the full intentions of taking them from the communitythey once served as a very valuble service for all who lived in knowle and with the full intentions tosell of this land who belong to the people of Bristol the council doesn't own any of this land itbelongs to the people of Bristol this land is being stolen from the people of knowle turning it into arat run with no infrastrucure for more doctors supermarket and alike just fill it with more peoplemore traffic more pollution these people are truly dispicable they dispise the knowle communitythese people have no morals respect they just want what they want the most malisious rancid ofMP's ever elected they're destroying knowle and i thinik they enjoy this fact stealing our moneythrough the poll tax and Labour have the damn cheek to say they're for the working class they farfar from that they now only like the small minorites and do evrything for the students the poor don'tmatter unless they want our votes knowle is lost