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In spite of Planning Officers Disapproval Flats Will Be Erected

Two units are set to be erected on Baldwin behind Bella Italia, but Planning Officers who expressed their objections on the project have been dismissed by councillors. A planning committee, who believes the city should adopt a contemporary strategy in improving dilapidated sites, authorised the development of three-storey building on November 7.

The building is set to be erected in the midst of taller structures facing towards Baldwin Street, Broad Quay and Marsh Street. A small sheltered alleyway will lead you into the building from Marsh Street. The top of the building will comprise planned seating, living walls, rooftop garden including a tree.

The development control committee has been advised by the planning officers that the rooms will be a threat to security around the vicinity. They stated the dangers of the development which they endorsed to be rejected regardless of the housing policy support. Concerns were raised by other council members as well based on health and wellbeing but were overruled by six votes to three.

A representative of Pegasus Group’s Bristol, Katie Priest, expressed great pleasure that the appeal was approved while also endorsing the design and location to be suitable for high density development. Katie Priest added that the project was in line with the vision of the elected Mayor (Marvin Rees) who has stated his desire to deliver 2,000 homes each year.

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