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Second consultation on plans for new homes on Old Cinema Site

Online consultation runs until 4 February 2022
The old cinema on Filwood Broadway. Picture Lewis Campbell.

All site images courtesy of Bristol City Council.

A second consultation has launched today (5 January) for plans for 30 new homes on the Old Cinema Site on Filwood Broadway.

The proposed development by Bristol City Council will also be on land behind the former cinema and bingo hall – and include 13 two and three-bed terraced houses along a new crescent.

Artist’s impression of the new cresent from Barnstaple Road.

There would also be 17 one and two-bed apartments on upper floors of two new buildings fronting the Broadway. All of the new homes would be affordable, with 26 accessible and adaptable.

The ground level of the three and four storey buildings would be for flexible community and retail space – such as shops, cafés and the possible relocation of Filwood Library.

Artist’s impression of the planned development from Filwood Broadway.

The council says the new buildings are designed to “reflect the look and feel of the Broadway using a palette of different coloured brick and zinc cladding to complement adjacent buildings.”

The plans also include a landscaped public square facing onto Filwood Broadway, with new trees and planting.

Vehicle access to the site would be from both Filwood Broadway and Barnstaple Road, along the new residential street, with pedestrian and cycle access only from Hartcliffe Road.

The council says the proposal for a mainly residential mixed-use development also aims to help support the community’s plans to “enhance and regenerate Filwood Broadway and the local area.”

The proposed site layout.

Resident feedback will help inform the final design which will be submitted for planning after the consultation closes.

The planning application will seek consent for detailed plans including the site layout, what the new buildings will look like, landscaping and access.

The first public consultation took place in December 2019 – and the council says key feedback from the previous consultation has been “addressed where possible” in these latest plans.

In the light of the COVID-19 situation this second consultation will take place online and run until Friday 4 February 2022 at:

Anyone who would like a printed copy of the plans and the survey should contact Avril Baker Consultancy on 0117 977 2002.

Once the planning application has been submitted – people will be able to make further comments through the council’s planning portal.