The East Street Mews team have been busy preparing technical reports for the project’s planning submission over recent weeks and this included incorporating public feedback garnered from the consultation event held in April.

Victoria Barbaro and Emma Noble from the planning team at GVA, organised and hosted the public consultation event at Cafe Grounded in Bedminster; providing a platform for local community, businesses & stakeholders to engage with the project team and find out more about our plans to convert this derelict building into much-needed housing.

The consultation event was very well attended for a development of this scale,  with over 40 local parties coming along to find out more about East Street Mews.

Plan and elevation drawings for the building’s restoration were on display and Martin Kendall of The Bush Consultancy architects answered questions on the project and proposed design of the restored building.

David Walton from Developing Health & Independence also attended to answer questions about the future of East Street Mews once its new residents move in.

Gavin Bridge from Cubex also spent time talking to interested members of the public who visited throughout the day.

We were delighted with the interest and response to the project and have listed some feedback below:

  • Overall, the proposed plans at East Street Mews were well received and welcomed by stakeholders and the public.
  • Respondents were supportive of homes being created for young homeless people at East Street Mews.
  • The conversion of the site will improve the appearance of the surrounding area, and therefore remove risk of further anti-social behaviour.  This was a main concern for many residents.
  • 100% of participants that completed feedback stated that they were supportive of the building being brought back into use, and felt that the proposals provided a suitable solution for the currently vacant building.
  • Restoring an active frontage to the ground floor by restoring the commercial units was seen as favourable, concerns were raised about the long term use of the unit as a café, stating that there
    would be a preference for a retail unit given the existing competition for similar café facilities
    within close proximity of the site.
  • Attendees at the event were enthused by the innovative approach and pro-bono work being taken by the East Street Mews team.

As well as positive comments received as a result of the consultation event, several local businesses and many individual volunteers have also offered to support the project through volunteering or fundraising.  Thank you!

We were also asked many questions about the project, so have compiled a list of  ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ which we hope you find informative.

Special thanks to Bristol City Council for their continued support of East Street Mews and to both Creation Design and Allsigns & Design for producing the presentation materials for this event for free.

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Please note that the public consultation period is now closed.

Frequently-Asked-Questions-Public-Consultation.docx (264 downloads)