The contested future of St Philip’s Marsh
A forgotten part of central Bristol is about to transform – but in whose interests?
People block developers profiting from Bristol’s housing crisis
Campaign against the Chocolate Factory development in Greenbank kicks back into action as developers begin work – minus any affordable housing.
Iconic Bristol Bearpit billboard removed
The battle to reshape the Bearpit took a new turn today as the council removed Bristol’s only non-corporate billboard.
Baling out the housing crisis
Could straw and timber houses on street corners be the future of urban development?
The community razed to the ground for a road that was never built
In the 1960s the council demolished most of Totterdown, in a planning disaster still remembered by Bristolians today.
The Bearpit: contested hub of struggles for Bristol
Bristol’s infamous Bearpit has undergone an image change in recent years – but rising homelessness means it’s now a site of conflict between wealthier incomers and some of the city’s most vulnerable people.
McDonald’s planning inquiry ends
Local residents complain of being ‘treated with contempt’ by fast food giant, as legal proceedings conclude.
“This plan empowers and gives us a stronger voice”
Lawrence Weston’s Neighbourhood Development Plan shows what reclaiming local power can look like.
How the ‘housing crisis’ is a crisis of policy, profiteering and politics
Housing development policy is marked by secrecy and misleading definitions. But can it be pushed back?
The offshore companies and billion pound corporations stealing Bristol’s homes
Four recent major applications reveal a picture of profiteering from the housing crisis
Opinions: If it ain’t broke don’t demolish it
Members of the newly formed Sorting Office Revisioning Team group (SORT) argue that the development of the Temple Meads site should truly reflect the needs of Bristol residents and the environment
The beating heart in IKEA car park
Hidden away in the shadow of IKEA, the Eastville Social Club is still serving local communities.
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