About Whitehouse Street
The regeneration of the area around Whitehouse Street is an exciting new long-term project which will transform this part of Bedminster.
Where is Whitehouse Street?

Whitehouse Street is in the north east of Bedminster. The area either side of Whitehouse Street includes the Bedminster Industrial Estate (East).



The Core Regeneration Area and wider local context (click to enlarge)



What do you know about the history of the area?

There is a presentation created by Peter Insole, Historic environment officer at Bristol City Council. You can see it here.


What is proposed?

The council is working with local landowners the Apsley Galliard Partnership and the Hill Group, and the local community to produce a new Regeneration Framework which is the first stage of the long-term regeneration of the area.

The ambition for the area is to create a thriving neighbourhood with new homes, better community, cultural and public spaces, and new job opportunities.


What is a Regeneration Framework?

A Regeneration Framework is a document that integrates urban planning, transport and design thinking in order to guide change in an area. If it is agreed by Bristol City Council’s Cabinet, the framework will be used in the planning process and will help to shape and determine planning applications. By creating a Regeneration Framework, the council hopes to ensure that any changes to an area are coherent and the three landowners can work collaboratively to transform the area, working together to deliver the long-term vision for change that will be set out in the framework. Businesses play a vital role in the life of the city and in Bedminster, and our ambition is for a mixed new neighbourhood where homes and businesses successfully co-exist.


What is a Community Manifesto and how will it be used?

The council has worked with Action Greater Bedminster, a group that works to improve Bedminster and Southville, to create a ‘Community Manifesto’. The Community Manifesto will gather ideas and opinions from the local community to set out principles for what local people would like to see happen and what is important in the area, such as wildlife and green spaces, local culture and a mixture of housing.

The principles within the Manifesto will inform the Regeneration Framework and more detailed proposals for the area as the project progresses. You can read the Manifesto here.


What is the current thinking about the Framework?



Following the online surveys, the publication of the manifesto and several meetings, Stride Treglown have started drafting the framework. This image shows their current thinking, particularly:

  • Routes through the site and important links
  • Significant landmarks and viewpoints
  • The spread of residential, business and other types of use across the site
  • The position of the energy centre
  • Places where the new buildings could be higher

How can I have my say?

The council wants to hear from local people about what they want to see happen in the area. It wants to work with the local community, businesses and interest groups as we develop the vision and objectives for the regeneration of the area, within the parameters of what is possible. Proposals for regeneration will be informed by a mix of landowner aspirations, planning policy, community and stakeholder engagement, and a range of technical studies.

You can see what areas of the project the community has a strong influence over in the Scope of Community Influence.

Over the coming months the council will be holding public engagement sessions with the community, businesses and other stakeholders to inform and refine the framework as it progresses. Please sign up to our mailing list to keep informed about opportunities to get involved.

It is the intention that no planning applications will be submitted before the framework is complete and has been endorsed by the council’s Cabinet. By listening to and collaborating closely with the local community and other stakeholders, the council can create a long-term vision for change which everyone can galvanise around. Through delivery of this vision, the hope is to create a better environment for residents and businesses, and help respond to city challenges including the delivery of homes to accommodate the city’s growing population, the climate and ecological emergency, and the COVID-19 pandemic.


How much influence will I have?

Area-wide regeneration projects like at Whitehouse Street are long- term, complex projects. Their success relies on the expertise and insight of a diverse range of partners, including the local community.

The Scope of Community Influence sets out the degree of involvement and influence the community will have on the various design elements of the framework and to communicate where other influences need to be considered alongside community aspirations.

Setting out the Scope of Community Involvement in this way is a city-first for Bristol City Council and part of our efforts to more actively involve the community in shaping plans for Bristol.

You can read the Scope of Community Influence here.


How can I find out more?

There will be multiple further opportunities for you to have your say as the project progresses. The website will be updated with new information on a regular basis. If you would like to receive a newsletter with regular project updates, sign up to the mailing list.

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