Brislington Meadows WILL be built after all

A wildlife-rich meadow in south Bristol will have 260 new homes built after a government planning inspector overturned City Hall’s decision to halt development.

Town planning inspector Owen Woodwards said the need for new homes in Bristol “far outweighed” the loss of habitat, trees and hedgerows in Brislington Meadows, and because the land was still officially listed by the council as a place to build new houses, it has given planning permission.

Mayor Marvin Rees said he was “deeply disappointed” with the decision and said the plans were “at odds with my administration’s efforts to save the site from my predecessor’s 2014 local plan”.

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Local residents who formed a ‘Save the Brislington Meadows’ campaign group said they were ‘beyond disappointed’. “Sadly the Town Planning Inspector has decided to be on the wrong side of history and allow Homes England to destroy our beloved meadow,” a campaign spokesperson said.

“We are beyond disappointed that democracy has been ignored and we are considering our options moving forward. Thank you for your support,” they added.

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees posed with local MP Kerry McCarthy and the two Labor local council candidates in April 2021 when the announcement was made that the council had moved on from trying to get houses built there- down to not wanting any house built on the land.

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