The Cumberland Basin Stakeholder Group was set up in spring 2018 in response to development plans for Hotwells. A public meeting was held on April 9th, here are the details of the presentation from the council https://www.hotwellscliftonwood.org.uk/council_plans_for_consultation
The response in the meeting included concerns that any new development included proper social housing and social infrastructure, community cohesion, environmental & flood risk concern, objections to high rise development, respect for local history, respect for the local community in terms of the disruption caused by development.
We have been looking at the Bristol Local Plan Review and the draft policies. You can read our responses here
Do you have any comments you'd like to make? Please email us [email protected]
Sylvia Crowe designed the Cumberland Piazza as part of a much bigger landscaped scheme covering all the Ashton and Hotwells flyover. She explored many ideas about play and leisure that were cutting edge in the 1960s. One of the ideas for the Piazza was that people could sit and watch the boats coming in and out of Bristol Harbour. there were so many things she couldn't have known about that have arisen as major concerns in the intervening years. Although we can still watch the boats come and go from our new pocket park, we often watch through a haze of speeding cars- who knew in the 1960s that traffic levels would quadruple within 50 years?