Information regarding the Knowle West Regeneration Plan

Dear all

We are contacting you to update you with important information regarding  the Knowle West Regeneration Plan.

Bristol City Council and consultants Urban Initiatives has been developing regeneration plans for Knowle West since the previous round of consultation during November 2009 (called the Knowle West Regeneration Framework).

The Council will be consulting again with local residents on these Regeneration Plans during October 2010 so that future improvements to Knowle West can be agreed. These 20-year regeneration plans could help unlock up to £500 million in local investment to bring improvements and benefits to local people…

The Councils plans show a number of different options for Knowle West, varying from do nothing through to highest investment and change.  All the Council options except the do nothing one involves some replacement of homes.  In the lower investment and change options less homes will be replaced than in the higher investment and change options.  If residents’ homes are to be replaced they will get compensation and help with new homes.

The [intlink id=”2397″ type=”page”]Knowle West Residents Planning Group[/intlink], representing local residents, has also been active in helping develop ideas and proposals, which will also be consulted upon as part of the October public consultation.

As the consultation is fast approaching we’d like to make you aware of how Bristol City Council are informing the local residents:

–  In order to talk with those residents more likely to be affected by the plans, we are running special drop in sessions on 4th – 6th Oct and before the main consultation.   These residents have been sent the attached letter invite.

– Council officers will also be knocking on these residents door w/c 27th Sep to remind people of these special drop in sessions.

– With the next week, all households, businesses and community facilities in Knowle West will be receiving a copy of the eight page information leaflet about the Regeneration Plan.  Plus details of how to take part: the main consultation events are Wed 13th – Sat 16th Oct, plus Mon 18th Oct at various locations in Knowle West.

Please also visit www.bristol.gov.uk/kwrf for further information or contact the Knowle West Regeneration Helpline on 0117 922 3963.

Many thanks

The Knowle West Regeneration Plan Project Team