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Shirehampton Conservation Area could be extended

By martin booth, Monday Oct 19, 2020

Shirehampton’s local conservation area was originally established in 1975, aiming to maintain the area’s historical significance and uniqueness.

The area was last reviewed in 1993 and is now being consulted on, with a possible extension set to more than double its current size.

The new areas being proposed are Passage Leaze, Springfield Avenue and around the Bristol Garden Suburb, Priory Road, Walton Road, Bradley Crescent, Bradley Avenue, and an extension to include much of Station Road to the south of the Public Hall.

Nicola Beech, Bristol City Council’s cabinet member for spatial planning & city design, said: “Shirehampton has such a unique history, and we hope that the new consultation can help us develop a shared understanding of what makes the area special, and ensure we can protect it for the future, for everyone.

“We recognise that the area has lost a lot of character and interesting buildings over the years, even with the Conservation Area in place, but we hope that this first reappraisal in almost 30 years can mark a new beginning, and empower people to take a role in championing it.”

To find out more and share your views, visit www.bristol.gov.uk/shirehamptonCA. The public consultation closes on November 23.

Shirehampton Conservation Area and proposed boundary changes -map by Bristol City Council

Main photo of Bradley Crescent by Martin Booth 

Read more: 21 historic photos of Shirehampton

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