We mounted a succesful demonstration on Tuesday outside the Passenger Shed at Temple Meads (City Hall is being refurbished) as a full meeting of Bristol City Council was being held. We also made 3 statements to the Council, raising awareness of our campaign amongst the Councillors: many of whom have confirmed their support for us. See gallery for more pics.
Emma Collins gave the general context of our case and spoke from the heart about her feelings towards the development.
After some confusion caused by the Lord Mayor changing the running order – and outspoken demands from our Ward Councillors that we be allowed to speak – Gareth Edwards gave a knowledgable summary of the key landscape and open space issues, followed by Chris Faulkner Gibson who made a plea for the protection of all designated green open space in Bristol.
You can read the statements here: Emma Collins 21 July Statement F1501870 , Gareth Edwards 21 July Council Meeting Heritage statement , Chris Faulkner Gibson Statement Green Open Space
We will be demonstrating outside when the Planning Committee meetto decide this application and will publish details here and on Facebook as soon as they are known.