Agenda and draft minutes

Development Control A Committee
Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 2.00 pm

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Venue: The Council Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

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Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Members of the public attending this meeting or taking part in Public forum are advised that this Development Control meeting will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the council's webcasting pages.  The whole of the meeting is filmed (except where there are confidential or exempt items) and the footage will be available for two years. If you ask a question or make a representation, then you are likely to be filmed and will be deemed to have given your consent to this. If you do not wish to be filmed you need to make yourself known to the webcasting staff.


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City Hall has a water fountain by the Council Chamber, you are invited to bring your reusable receptacles as there are no plastic cups.



The Chair welcomed those present and explained the process to be followed on the hearing of each application.


The Chair also gave the fire safety notice and read the webcasting statement to those present and participating in public forum.



Apologies for Absence and Substitutions


Apologies received from Cllr Mike Davies who was substituted by Cllr Chris Jackson

And Cllr Mark Wright who withdrew from Committee substituted by Cllr Harriet Clough.



Declarations of Interest

To note any interests relevant to the consideration of items on the agenda.

Please note that any declarations of interest made at the meeting which are not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.




The Chair asked each member to confirm that they had not been whipped and had not predetermined the applications before them.


The Green Party Members Cllr C Stevens and Cllr S Clarke both confirmed that they had not been involved in the drafting of the statement that had been issued on behalf of the Green Party and that they  had not predetermined the application.





Appeals pdf icon PDF 31 KB

To note appeals lodged, imminent public inquiries and appeals awaiting decision.


The Head of Development Management introduced the report providing an overview of the current appeals.  Highlighting the following:


a.     Item no.40 Trust Headquarters Marlborough Street City Centre Bristol BS2 8CC – Appeal against refusal: The Appeal was dismissed and the decision of the committee was upheld on most grounds.   The Inspector considered that  the proposed number of parking spaces in the application was not justified; that  overproviding car parking  would in turn encourage car use; this additional traffic would be detrimental to the local highway safety and  and the Highway network; there would be negative impact on Air Quality; and also harm to designated and non-designated historic assets.



Enforcement pdf icon PDF 8 KB

To note recent enforcement notices.


The Head of Development Management was pleased to inform Committee that a number of enforcement notices had been issued. 

·       There were two notices for  191 Wick Road Bristol; the issues were complicated; the intention is to provide further details to members on the issues at a later date.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To agree the minutes of the last meeting as a correct record.


Resolved – proposed by Cllr Breckels and seconded by Cllr Hickman, that the minutes of the meeting held on the 22nd January 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



Public Forum


Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:-


Questions - Written questions must be received 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by 5 pm on 27th February 2020.


Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on 3rd March 2020.


Please note, your time allocated to speak may have to be strictly limited if there are a lot of submissions. This may be as short as one minute.





Members of the Committee received Public Forum Statements in advance of the meeting.


The Statements were heard before the application they related to and were taken fully into consideration by the Committee prior to reaching a decision.



19/05500/P Arnold Laver Brabazon Hangar & Surrounding Land (Arena Site) West Way Bristol BS34 7DU pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Hybrid planning application comprising: the demolition of existing ancillary buildings and structures; full details associated with the change of use of, and associated external alterations to, the Brabazon Hangar buildings from Class B8 use to a mixture of Class D1, D2, A1, A3, A4 and B1a uses, along with outline details associated with infrastructure works including: revised vehicular access arrangements; redevelopment and reorganisation of the former aircraft apron to provide parking, servicing and associated infrastructure provision; plus associated landscaping, service infrastructure and other associated works and improvements.


Committee to consider and agree: to the Grant of planning permission Subject Referral to The Secretary of State


Additional documents:


The Head of Development Management and his representative gave two presentations covering the 4 inter-linked applications that provided an overview of the whole development and detailed the Planning and Transport  considerations.


The two presentations are attached to the minutes.


The following was noted from the discussion that arose:


a.      The Project comprises of the following:

                           i.          Change of use, refurbishment and external alterations to the Brabazon Hanger Building

                          ii.          Construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Henbury Spur railway line, connecting the

Brabazon Hanger site to Filton Airfield

                         iii.          Demolition of existing ‘out buildings’ around the Brabazon Hangar and alterations to existing hard-standing area

                         iv.          Construction of permanent car parking provision on the airfield site(see b)

                          v.          Construction of access roads on the airfield site (see b)

                         vi.          Temporary car parking provision on the airfield site

b.      The related planning applications;

·        19/05823/k South Gloucestershire Council (SGC)for the Land At Charlton Road and West Way Bristol; that deals with matters relating to amendments to the existing highways and highway junction at Charlton Road and West Way and

·        19/05822/K SGC Land at The Former Filton Airfield; that deals with the formation of a temporary car park for up to 2,000 vehicles

c.      The site is located approximately 7KM north of Bristol City centre at the northern edges of Bristol City Council’s administrative boundary.  It is bound by the Henbury Loop railway line to the north with the former Filton airfield located beyond this, further to the north within the administrative boundary of South Gloucestershire( SGC).  It is bound by the Airbus production site to the east and west, and Filton Golf Club to the south.  The surrounding area contains a mix of uses comprising industrial, business, residential and leisure uses.

d.      The central hangar will be redeveloped to provide the main arena, changing from its existing class B8 storage & distribution use to class D2 assembly and leisure use and related changes to provide a range of flexible formats required for different types of events. 

e.      With a capacity ranging from 3,312 to 17,080 people reflective of the varied events that will be held on site.  Including and not limited to concerts, theatre, family shows and sporting tournaments.

f.       The east hangar will be known as the Festival Hall to include an open flexible open space for exhibitions, trade shows, warm up areas or as additional break out to support activities in the central hangar.

g.      The west hangar will be known as The Hub is to provide a mixture of restaurants, bars family and leisure spaces and office space.  In addition to sports and leisure facilities on the ground floors to serve the wider community.

h.      Sustainable transport measures:  Joint working is ongoing between BCC and SGC Transport Development Management to provide sustainable transport measures; consider the conditions required by Highways England.  All forms of transport is to considered in the plan and measures included to accommodate travel by; coach; rail; park & ride; shuttle bus; Metrobus; and taxi.

i.       The above are  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.


Appendix 1 - Application Plans pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Additional documents:


Appendix 2 - Environmental Statement - Updated Non-Technical Summary pdf icon PDF 3 MB


Appendix 3 - Updated Sequential Site Assessment pdf icon PDF 7 MB


Appendix 4 - Concept of Operations Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Appendix 5 - BCC Transport Development Management Comments pdf icon PDF 584 KB


Appendix 6 - Draft Conditions pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Additional documents:


Appendix 7 - Draft s106 Heads of Terms pdf icon PDF 16 KB


19/05514/F Arnold Laver Brabazon Hangar (Arena Site) Railway Bridge West Way Bristol BS34 7DU pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Construction of a new pedestrian bridge linking the former Filton Airfield and the Brabazon Hangar site over the Henbury Loop railway line, including associated demolition, earthworks and landscaping.


Committee to consider and agree to the Grant of planning permission subject to s106 Agreement and appropriate conditions



The notes above cover this application.



19/05823/K South Gloucestershire Application for the Land At Charlton Road And West Way Bristol pdf icon PDF 390 KB

Amendments to the existing highway and highway junction at Charlton Road and West Way.


Committee toconsider and provide agreed comments to South Gloucestershire Council



The notes above cover this application.




19/05822/K South Gloucestershire Application for the Land At The Former Filton Airfield pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Formation of a temporary car park for up to 2,000 vehicles and bus, taxi, park and ride, pick up and drop off areas on the eastern end of the former Filton Airfield.


Committee to consider and provide agreed comments to South Gloucestershire Council



The notes above cover this application.




Date of Next Meeting

Thursday 26th March @ 3pm


Committee is asked to note the departure from the usual Wednesday meeting day.


26th March 2020 @ 2pm