Public consultation underway on future of Atlas Place brownfield sites in Fishponds

Fishponds residents will get a say on what happens to the three sites.Fishponds residents will get a say on what happens to the three sites.
Fishponds residents will get a say on what happens to the three sites. | Meeting Place
“This is an exciting opportunity for Fishponds. By working together we’ll ensure we make the most of the opportunity for local people.”

The future of three industrial sites in central Fishponds is up for consideration as Bristol City Council looks to address the housing shortage in Bristol.

The brownfield sites, now known as Atlas Place, are comprised of three distinct areas located on Goodneston Road and Filwood Road. Nearby residents have been invited to have their say on the future of Atlas Place and its surrounding area before designs are finalised.

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The sites are Castel Ltd site to the west, Graphic Packaging International site to the south and Central Fishponds Ltd site to the north-east.

The plans will include new homes with flexible commercial floorspace and open spaces. It is also hoped that the new housing will boost the local economy by supporting existing businesses and “underpinning the vitality and viability of the nearby Fishponds Road and Lodge Causeway shops.”

New walking and cycling routes will be designed to be attractive and provide safe places to move through, spend time in and play.

A spokesperson for the project said: “Parties have come together to consider how these three sites could be brought forward as one cohesive and comprehensive development. We want to know what local people think at this early stage before each of the sites progresses their own consultations on the specifics of each site.

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“This is an exciting opportunity for Fishponds. By working together we’ll ensure we make the most of the opportunity for local people.”

With the project in its infancy, a review will be held at the end of the consultation before plans are progressed. Another consultation period is expected in Spring to outline in more detail what is proposed for each site. It is anticipated that separate planning applications will then be submitted to Bristol City Council in late Spring/Summer 2023.

People can get involved and have their say by visiting the framework vision website: www.atlasplacefishpondsfuture.com

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