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st_catherines.jpgDawn Primarolo MP's submission to Bristol City Council regarding the St Catherine's Development, Bedminster:

 

“There is a widely recognised need for more housing in south Bristol, especially affordable housing.  The supply of new homes must increase dramatically if current and future demand is to be met.

 

A high quality, sustainable residential development on the St Catherine’s Place site has the potential to provide some of this much needed housing.  In addition, regeneration of the site could have a significant and positive impact on the East Street shopping area. However I acknowledge and sympathise with some concerns that have been raised regarding the height and mass of this proposal.

 

Bristol City Council Core Strategy policy BCS17 requires the provision of up to 30% affordable housing, subject to scheme viability, in large scale developments. I am therefore disappointed that as a result of the Independent Assessment Bristol City Council officers conclude that the “proposed development would not be able to provide any affordable housing.”

 

If the Council’s assessment is justified and without any commitment to affordable housing I would be unable to support this application”

St Catherine's Development, Bedminster

Dawn Primarolo MP's submission to Bristol City Council regarding the St Catherine's Development, Bedminster:   “There is a widely recognised need for more housing in south Bristol, especially affordable housing. ...

On the day yet another inflation busting rise in rail fares is announced Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Mary Creagh MP pledges a fair deal for rail passengers and tax payers.

She has said

"A Labour government will not run the railway to score political points. We will do what is needed to deliver a world class service. We will, therefore, legislate to allow a public sector operator to challenge private train operators on a level playing field, increasing value for money for both passengers and taxpayers."

Full article here.

A fair deal for rail passengers and taxpayers

On the day yet another inflation busting rise in rail fares is announced Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Mary Creagh MP pledges a fair deal for rail passengers...

help_for_heroes_jacko.jpgLocal Filwood Councillor Chris Jackson this week completed a sponsored cycle ride for Help for Heroes. 

Commenting he said:

"This is a great way to raise money for our injured troops. I met some remarkable people from the forces and a lot of people committed to this cause including ex world champion boxer Glen Catley and Frankie John, the organiser of the event. A big thanks to all who sponsored me, including Bristol Labour Councillors who contributed over £200.

There is still time to donate by contacting me on 0117 353 3163 or online here ."

Cllr Chris Jackson supporting Help for Heroes

Local Filwood Councillor Chris Jackson this week completed a sponsored cycle ride for Help for Heroes.  Commenting he said: "This is a great way to raise money for our injured...

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