Changes in January 2022. Dennis Gornall has now resigned his position as Chair of this Group and this position is now taken by Simon Birch, who is also Chair of the Bristol Civic Society.
In February 2018, Dennis Gornall (then Chair of HCCA) and Councillor Mark Wright met with Alison Bromilow from Bristol’s Neighbourhood Planning Network (BNPN) to discuss creating a Cumberland Basin Stakeholder Group (CBSG). This arose out of reaction to the Mayor’s annual address to the city the previous October. The idea being that the CBSG should act as both a vehicle for dialogue with Bristol City Council (BCC) and act to protect the interests of local people as the plans for “Western Harbour” develop.
The CBSG held its first meeting in May 2018. The make-up of the Group has altered slightly over time but is, as of January 2022, made up of four local residents; two local businesses; eight local and community interest groups (HCCA, CHIS, Underfall Yard, BS3 Planning Group, Hotwells and District Allotments Association, Friends of Avonquay, Avon Gorge activities, and Action Greater Bedminster); five Councillors (one each from Clifton, Hotwells and Harbourside, and Southville, and two from Bedminster); the Bristol Civic Society; and the Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network.
To keep up to date with what is happening please keep a watch on the news page under Cumberland Basin & Western Harbour plans: History and timeline
The Terms of Reference for the CBSG (October 2019) can be read here: