The council’s vision for how the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone could be developed over 25 years has been revealed. Local residents and businesses are now being invited to have their say on the proposals, which cover development layout, land use, public spaces, transport and access.
The vision is outlined in the Spatial Framework, a non-statutory planning document that, once adopted, will be an important planning tool to guide and shape future development in the Enterprise Zone. It seeks to deliver quality places for people through good planning and design that reflects Bristol’s distinctiveness, entrepreneurship, culture and Green Capital status.
It shows a liveable urban quarter with innovative new work hubs, residential apartments, the new arena, and an expanded interchange area with a world class station at its heart. All this would be linked through people friendly streets and spaces.
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, said:
“The Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone is one of the largest and most successful urban regeneration projects in the country, and this document is a key part of ensuring that it delivers for all those people living and working in, and visiting, Bristol. The Enterprise Zone will become a thriving new city quarter and will, in time, deliver a fitting welcome for the thousands of people who travel into Temple Meads station every day, in contrast to the dereliction and ugliness that has been the arrival experience for too many years. This is a long term vision for the area and I would like to encourage residents and businesses to comment on the plans.”
The Spatial Framework is being consulted on alongside two complimentary documents: a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, a strategic transport plan that focusses on how walking, cycling and public transport use could be encouraged to and within the zone, and the Public Realm Guide that sets out the council’s expectations for the design of people-friendly streets and spaces.
Respond to the consultation online and view all three documents at www.bristoltemplequarter.com/spatialframework. Paper copies of the document and response form are available at libraries. The deadline for comments is 14th April 2016.
An information session is also being held on Monday 14th March at 5.30pm at the Junction, Engine Shed, Station Approach BS1 6QH.