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Bristol flats to be built against planning recommendations

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 12 November 2018 12:45

Bristol flats to be built against planning recommendations

New flats are going to built in Bristol city centre against the recommendations of planning officers.

Caci Property has been granted permission to build on land behind Tec House, on Marsh Street, after councillors approved the application by majority vote.

Planning consultancy company Pegasus Group, which is based in Bradley Stoke, submitted the application on behalf of Caci in January 2018.

But a lengthy consultation process followed with a planning officer recommending that the developers were refused permission to build.

The new buildings, which will be adjacent to residential flats and offices, will be three storeys and will include green walls and roof, solar panels and plants around the site.

Katie Priest from the Pegasus Group’s Bristol office, said: “We are delighted that the application was supported - despite officers recommending refusal – and in so doing acknowledged that the design and city centre location was appropriate for high density development.”

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“The site is a constrained backland site. The design was complex, as it needed to mitigate overlooking, as well as ensuring sufficient light to the existing flats and future occupiers of the site.

“The result is a great use of an otherwise redundant space and demonstrates that high-quality urban living can be achieved using innovative design.

“Bristol has a big focus on delivering houses at the moment, with the elected Mayor [Marvin Rees] pledging to deliver 2,000 homes per year.

“[And] most people who’ve seen the CGIs [of the design] have said it’s a grand design.”

Building work on the site is expected to start in early 2019 and it is hoped the flats will be complete by the summer of 2019.

Pegasus Group has more than 280 staff operating from 12 offices in the UK.

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