Category Archives: Planning

Official Lib Dem policy: arena on the greenbelt

New year gifts don’t get much more entertaining than this … A copy of the local Lib Dems’ demented effort at producing a fake newspaper – The Bristol Reporter – landed on the doormat yesterday. Containing no less than nine … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift For You

More news buried in the depths of Christmas . .. It looks like Bristol City FC have submitted their revised planning application for their new stadium to meet the requirements of the planning committee meeting back in November: The covering … Continue reading

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Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, new stadium, World Cup, Sainsburys: the battlelines for 2010

With the city’s World Cup bid accepted earlier this week, now might be a useful time to look at what will be happening at the grassroots as we enter 2010. First thing, the phoney war over Sainsburys at the Gate … Continue reading

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S.106 news

As we finally bid farewell to the Blogger’s favourite piece of public art shite, Victoria Park’s ‘Black Cloud‘, a small snippet of funding information comes our way. The council’s November s. 106 spending update, outlining how cash from developers has … Continue reading

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Jonnie, Jonnie, Jonnie come out, come out from wherever you are …

They say a week’s a long time in politics but it’s a very short time indeed for the Lib Dems’ Planning and Transport supremo, Jon Rogers, to make a complete nob of himself and demonstrate he’s a disempowered old fool … Continue reading

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More favours to local business from our planning department

Looks like “Dodgy” David Bishop‘s “objective” and “independent” planning department have been using that famous disinterested “quasi-judicial function” of theirs to benefit local business interests on the sly again. One of the more enduring mysteries of the sudden withdrawal of … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes! World Cup costs hit £28m

If we are sucsessful and Bristol is a world cup venue there would be some extra costs as there is for any other event like the Harbour festival etc but the costs are comparatively small especially as it would advertise … Continue reading

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Castle Park: free for all

I’m no lawyer so can’t verify how legally watertight this really is. But why let technicalities get in the way of us having a damn good laugh? Anyway, it turns out that one of the consequences of Bristol City Council’s … Continue reading

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Overheard: slap for a clap

Intellectually-challenged primary school teacher and only person dumb enough to lead that pointless rump of out-of-touch middle class idiots who now make up the remains of Bristol Labour Party, Helen Holland, did what she does best on Wednesday night … … Continue reading

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"Six in bits"? Greenbelt grab nodded through with barely a wimper

Bristol City Football Club are to get a new stadium on the city’s greenbelt at Ashton Vale after councillors voted 7-2 in favour of the controversial development last night. At a very long meeting featuring a very short debate – … Continue reading

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