Council’s Concerns No Barrier to Railings Permission

May 15, 2009 10:32 am Published by

Tetlow King Planning (TKP) helped secure planning permission for some additional railings at Knightstone Housing Association’s redevelopment of the former Backfields printworks, St Pauls, Bristol in order to enhance site definition and security.

The mixed use regeneration scheme contains 69 dwellings and 8 ‘incubator’ employment units. The first phase of development is set to open this month, with the final phase set for completion in August 2009. TKP originally helped secured planning permission for the scheme in October 2007 and have subsequently assisted with successfully varying some of the conditions of that permission.

The railings will help to secure the car parking area of the new development adding value to the new scheme and enhancing the definition of the site. TKP advised both client and architect over the complex permitted development rights issues related to the scheme. A supporting statement was written to overcome the Bristol City Council’s concerns that the railings would create a ‘gated community’.