Back in February, in their Parks and Green Spaces Strategy (pdf), the city council had this to say about the Bristol and Bath Railway Path:
Bristol has a number of strategically important green links, providing important traffic free cycling and walking routes, as well as acting as significant wildlife corridors.
But what does the same city council say three months later when it comes to deciding whether Merchant Venturer George Ferguson and his shadowy money men have to do an Environmental Impact Assessment for their plans to build directly on this wildlife corridor?
The proposed redevelopment would not have the potential to have significant effects on the environment.
So digging up part of a significant wildlife corridor will have no significant effect on its environment? Planning boss David Bishop is making this bollocks up as he goes along isn’t he?