Views wanted to help shape the future of Bristol city centre

A new consultation about proposals to improve Bristol city centre has been launched by Bristol City Council.
Known as the City Centre Framework, the consultation is asking for people’s views on proposals about how people access and move around the city centre, the scale and form of new development and how the public spaces could be enhanced. The focus of the consultation is on Bristol Shopping Quarter, Old City, Castle Park, North Redcliffe and the gateway into the city from the M32.
Easing traffic congestion and connecting the city are two of the main areas of interest for the framework, alongside supporting retail in the city centre and creating inclusive and safe spaces. The framework seeks to influence the sustainable development of up to 2,000 new homes in the area, employment space and enhance the public and green spaces.
In recent years changing shopping and working habits and investment in public transport have transformed the area and the framework will help to guide the future direction for this part of the city.
Cllr Mhairi Threlfall, Cabinet Member for Transport and Connectivity, said: “The face of Bristol’s city centre has changed dramatically over the years and to ensure it continues to be successful we need to be proactively shaping future transport changes and development. There are many demands for the space which need to be balanced, so that the space meets the needs for all the different people living, working and visiting the city.  We look forward to hearing people’s views on our ideas.”
The consultation will close on 14 May 2018. The online survey is available on Bristol City Council’s consultation hub and hard copies will be available in the city’s Libraries and Citizen Service Point at 100 Temple Street. 
Staff will be on hand at pop up exhibitions throughout the month taking place at:
- 11am to 2pm on 11 April - St Nicholas Market foyer, Corn Street - 2pm to 5pm on 23 April - Citizen Service Point, 100 Temple Street - 3.30pm to 6.30pm 3 May - Central Library foyer, Deanery Road
To take part in the online survey visit: bristol.gov.uk/city-centre-developments

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