Our new planning application has been submitted to Bristol City Council and incorporates significant changes:
Significant reduction in the height and massing of buildings
“East Street First” approach to retail regeneration
Increased amenity space for residents
Aa new pocket park on Dalby Avenue
A new pedestrian route linking Bedminster Green with East Street (Mill Lane)
Full compliance with the Bedminster Green Framework
In response to East Street’s challenges, the Bedminster Business Improvement District (BBID), has create a working
group to articulate how East Street should look and feel in order for the street to recover its relevance as a destination
for shopping, business and socialising and look at how the street design and functions can flexibly
respond to the future challenges facing the street. St Catherine’s Place and Firmstone are delighted to be supporting this vital work.
More information can be found at eaststreetvision.com.
A new residential-led scheme, delivering c180 new homes set within public open space, as well as retail focussed on a regenerated East Street frontage. This scheme involves significant scaling back of the original buildings and increased public realm in response to the reasons given for the refusal of the previous scheme. By focussing retail regeneration on the East Street side of St. Catherine’s Place, we hope to breathe new life into the retail environment, while new homes will provide increased footfall and fuel demand for a wider variety of retail and hospitality offerings. The planning application will be hybrid, seeking detailed planning permission for the East Street retail and residential frontage, as well as new residential buildings on the Dalby Avenue frontage. It also includes new public open space, including a ‘pocket park’ and a new Mill Lane Greenway, providing an attractive landscaped link between the Windmill Hill underpass and East Street. The outline element of the planning application proposes a residential redevelopment of the St Catherine’s Place precinct. However, this element is currently only included to give some consideration to how a residential-led redevelopment of the precinct would tie in with the wider regeneration. The precinct’s retail units remain available for let, and it is hoped that the retail revival on East Street triggered by the detailed element will spark renewed interest in refurbished retail units within the St Catherine’s Place precinct for commercial and community use.