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August 2019


1) Results of consultation on NSI Plan for the Northern Slopes to 2030 published

The results of the consultation on the Plan held in February and March have been published - including details of how each of the comments have been considered and how the Plan is going to be updated.

For further details go to our Plan webpage:

2) Old Prefab area - west of Haldon Close - vegetation cleared
The Council are now pushing ahead with building housing on this area, in advance of re-applying for planning permission as the 2015 permission has run out of time.

It is likely that consultations on the development will be carried out shortly.

Filwood Quietway proposals - Wedmore Vale/St John's Lane sections:

The Council consulted on proposals on the Quietway along Wedmore Vale (from Wingfield Road) to St John's Lane (Almorah Road) in 2017, which provide for pedestrian and cycle crossings, road humps and cycling routes.

The works are now complete except for work on bus stops, white lining and some surfacing; and the whole route is open for use.

Kingswear/Torpoint/Sidford/Haldon Close development - From the City Council:

1) Housing uphill of Kingswear Road and Haldon Close.
The City Council has allowed Aster Group - - to take forward housing on this space. As the previous Planning Application back in 2013 has run out of time.

If you want to get involved in the work we are doing - or want to know more about the history of the developments - contact us on
Ex Marksbury Road College/Oasis Marksbury Road Academy - From Homes England and City Council -

1) Homes and the engineering block behind the new primary School:

A planning application for 74 new homes, roads and the conversion of the existing "engineering" block was put in at the end of May 2016.

In June 2018 the contractor Galliford Try put in an application to demolish the Engineering block and replace it with 6 homes.

Construction started in April 2017 and is now completed.

1) Barratts Homes continue to pause their consultation process with the local community on proposals to provide up to 120 new homes on the Western Novers (between Novers Hill and Hartcliffe Way). We await further information. The Western Slopes are the only green space link between the Slopes and green spaces the other side of Hartcliffe Way.

2) Knowle West Regeneration Framework

Between 2008 and 2012 the City Council developed the Framework which is driving the regeneration of Knowle West, including changes to the Slopes.

The current Framework is in part based on the Option 2 developed by the Planning Group.

For further information on the Regeneration go to:

For further information on Knowle West Future go to; or follow on Twitter @KWestfuture . Alternatively, email -

Alternatively, if you want to get involved in this work, or find out more about the history of the Framework please contact us on