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Bristol news Bristol Zoo announces plans to turn car park into housing PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - They are proposing to build 65 homes on the site

Bristol news  Bristol Zoo announces plans to turn car park into housing PremierLeague-News.Com
23 February 2021 - 14:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Bristol Zoo has announced plans to turn its car park into housing. Bristol Zoological Society announced at the end of November the closure of its Clifton site, with plans to relocate the attraction to its Wild Place Project site in South Gloucestershire to create a 'world-class zoo and safeguard the future of the organisation'. And now a consultation with the local community has been launched to ask their views on plans to turn the West Car Park on College Road into housing. In a statement, Bristol Zoological Society said: "This initial phase relates solely to an area of Zoo-owned land on College Road, for which the Society will be submitting a planning application in the spring. "The sale of the car park site will provide a vital contribution to the funds required to deliver the ambitious plans for the new Bristol Zoo. "The Society’s proposals for the West Car Park site include a scheme for 65 high-quality new homes, a mix of one, two and three-bed apartments and three to four bed mews houses, of which 20 per cent will be affordable in line with Bristol City Council planning policy." The Zoo-owned car park and adjacent land is a brownfield site just over half an acre in size, the statement continued, and it is used mostly for Bristol Zoological Society colleague parking, but also for overflow parking for visitors in peak periods. Dr Justin Morris, chief executive of Bristol Zoological Society, said: “It is important to us to have open discussions with our neighbours and other interested stakeholders over the plans for our future and for them to have their say. "This consultation period on the West Car Park, follows an in-depth review of all our strategic options. “We are committed to developing plans for the West Car Park that respond sensitively to the setting and context of the site. "The intention is a high-quality, sustainable scheme, making use of materials that are sympathetic to the surrounding environment.” The West Car Park plans are part of the first phase of Bristol Zoological Society’s new strategy, revealed in November, to safeguard the future of the charity.

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. “The proposed scheme includes bird and bat boxes and bee bricks across the site, use of soft landscaping, green roofs and wildlife-friendly planting. “In addition, the plans include use of energy-efficient materials and build methods, making use of renewable materials, include mechanical ventilation and heat recovery, and the installation of electric car charging points and plentiful cycle parking provision. “As we have been Clifton residents since 1836, we want to leave behind a legacy of which we can all be proud. “Public feedback will help shape our planning application for the car park site. "Community consultation will also be an important component in developing our future plans for the Bristol Zoo Gardens site, as well as the new Bristol Zoo at the site of Wild Place Project. “Our new strategy ensures that Bristol Zoo continues to exist for generations to come, offering millions more people the opportunity to experience the magic of a new Bristol Zoo.” Bristol Zoo Gardens will remain open until late 2022 and visitors will not see an immediate change while plans are developed further. Wild Place Project will remain open throughout this time, until it becomes the new Bristol Zoo in 2024. The announcement of the Society’s new strategy comes following years of declining visitor numbers to Bristol Zoo Gardens and the organisation having made an operating loss in four of the last six years. A separate planning application relating to the main Bristol Zoo Gardens site will be submitted either late 2021 or early 2022.

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