Planning Aplication News - December 2006
The City Academy has put in a new planning application from that on their
current planning permission; the changes are to alter the location of the
pavilion and the entrance to the site itself has changed, which will mean
all traffic going up Johnsons Lane and surrounding roads.
If this plan if granted, it means that the majority of the edge of Packers
Field that borders Johnsons Lane will be taken up with tarmac, a pavilion,
1.5 metre hedges as well as a 6-foot high fence. This will obscure the view
across the field enjoyed for many years by local people.
You can comment on this planning application either in writing (quote the
application number below and send to the planning department) or via the
planning section of the Bristol City Council website at
The planning application number is - 06/04565/F the planning officer and the
closing date for comment is 21/12/2006.
It is worth commenting on this even if you feel it will make no difference
to the outcome. All public responses have to be made available to the
council committee deciding on planning applications and the committee is
made up of councillors who are in their position thanks to local people
voting for them. Let them know your views.
Finally you may also be interested to know that the Transportation Statement
document mentions “A running track”. In the Traffic Generation and Impact
section it also states under a heading “Evening Use” that “ The evening
sessions would be for up to 50 adult athletes from 7pm until 9.30pm each
night (Monday to Thursday) on top of the football and cricket training. This
will add to traffic and will also need floodlights. This is not part of this
current planning application but is now being planned by Bristol City