This site will work and look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

Easy access versions


Update from SWNA Brooks planning group

Wednesday 12 October 2016

The outline planning application for the Brooks site has reached a critical stage in the planning process. The application will be decided at the development control committee meeting of Wednesday 19th October. The meeting will take place at City Hall, College Green starting at 6pm, although the Brooks application is being heard last so may not start being discussed until around 8pm. Members of the public are entitled to attend the meeting, and are also able to make a statement to the committee, subject to advance notice being received. Further information on making a statement is contained in the leaflet titled “Having your say at Bristol City Council’s Development Control Committees” at Please note that the statement should be sent to the Democratic Services Team by 12 noon on the day before the committee meeting and not the case officer.

A copy of the BCC Officer’s report and recommendation to the development control committee is now available at the following location on the Bristol City Council website

In the Conclusions section towards the end of the Officer’s report are the recommendations to the committee that the application be approved subject to a number of planning conditions. The headline recommendation is that 24 of the 102 dwellings should be secured as affordable units via the signing of a Section 106 legal agreement. The demolition of the chimney is not being contested by the Council on viability grounds. Further details on the application can be found at the following location on Bristol City Council’s website

We will endeavour to keep you posted with further developments.R Brooks Planning Group, 12th October 2016


Submit your own news story


February 2017 not receiving technical support at present- sorry — 9 February 2017

Type text here. 

If on Facebook search St Werburghs Community News — 9 February 2017


(Farming UK) Bristol farm given £38k for urban farmers project — 2 February 2017

A Bristol city farm has been given £38,125 by the Masonic Charitable Foundation to support their Urb ...   more

January 2017

Same mugger may have robbed 5 elderly people in Fishponds — 27 January 2017

Update 1.2.2017(B.Post) Same mugger may have robbed five 'vulnerable' elderly people in Fishponds, B ...   more

(B.Post) Local woman speaks out after vicious Eastville Park attack — 25 January 2017

By Michael Yong An elderly woman has spoken out after being viciously attacked in a park whil ...   more

January 2017 continued

(B.Post) Full Moon Drum festival cancelled after noise complaints — 14 January 2017

By EsmeAshcroft1 One of Bristol's most bizarre and secretive festivals has been cancelled after ...   more

(B.Post) Is this the weirdest piece of street art in Bristol? — 7 January 2017

By Tristan Cork Bristol has had Banksy's political wit, Inkie's technical brilliance and even a my ...   more

December 2016

Final touches now being sorted for Hazrat Bilal Centre — 21 December 2016

It’s been a long journey for the Islami Darasgah community since back in July 2006 they gained permi ...   more

Application for huge digital display by end of Mina Road — 15 December 2016

St Werburghs fought hard to get rid of most of the ugly advertising billboards that lined the main r ...   more

Local particulate air pollution dangerously high today — 1 December 2016

Pollution levels recorded locally at 1pm today are the highest recorded of any UK urban areas outsid ...   more

November 2016

Proposed treeworks in St Werburghs Churchyard — 27 November 2016

The Bristol Climbing Centre has made an application to prune some trees in St Werburghs churchyard a ...   more

Submit your own news story

Top | Back