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Planning consent finally granted after resolving conflict with neighbourhood plan


Bristol City Council has granted planning consent for a mixed-use development on the southern edge of the city, reversing its decision to refuse the scheme earlier this year because of conflict with a neighbourhood plan.


As reported by planningresource.co.uk the project includes new housing; office space; a park; educational space; a community building; a sports pavilion; a scout hut; commercial floor space; and provision for communal heat and power.


In February, the council refused planning consent for a similar scheme, in part because the application conflicted with policies in the Hengrove and Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan, which had only passed a local referendum earlier that month.


After changes to the plans to resolve these conflicts, the October meeting of Bristol's planning committee passed the proposal.


This goes to show that planning applications need to consider neighbourhood plan policies, as well as those of the local planning authority itself.