Our group is no longer meeting because we only had 4 members and we did not have enough time to properly carry out the work. We would very much welcome new members to continue the excellent work we started. Contact details and an overview of the group are on www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/development
This is the document we wrote summarising our achievements and announcing we were going to suspend our activities.
We have commented on the following planning applications:
- application 11/01729/F for the development of 80 houses in Brook Rd
- application 11/05333/F – conversion of St George Baptist Church to include 11 flats as well as community space
- application 11/05333/F – Conversion of Lamb Inn into two residential properties, reworking of existing B2 industrial building to create 5 new B1 units & 7 new residential properties.
- We were also consulted on the extension to Air Balloon School which led to planning application
Details of the planning applications and our comments can be seen via www.tinyurl.com/planningsearch and simply entering the planning application reference.
We also worked on two studies with the University of the West of England.
The first in 2010 was to identify the concerns and aspirations of the people of St George. This was to supply a foundation for building a neighbourhood plan. The students interviewed local people and presented their results, asking for further feedback at a drop in session.
The St. George Report written by UWE students with input from the people of St George – this is a large report so may take a little time to load.
The second study, in 2011, came from the issues about local public transport identified in the first study. As many residents know only too well to list but a few of our local transport problems, there is no direct route bus link to Temple Meads railway station, residents in Crews Hole have no bus service and there are no services along the Kingsway.
A summary of the students’ study and bus route proposals are contained in page 3 of this newsletter.
Here is their full report – Public Transport – St George Bus/Rail Link?
What happened next? This report was publicised and volunteers invited to step forward both to lead and support a project to take this further to reach the hoped for result of a new bus service(s). It was also taken to the Traffic and Transport sub-group of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership. Unfortunately while a few people were interested none had the time to dedicate to this project. We can make it happen but it does need a dedicated group of volunteers to get there. CAN YOU HELP? CAN YOU LEAD?
Contacts details are for becoming involved in improving your public transport are the same as those shown on www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/development.