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Marron's Comprehensive Feedback on Bristol's Development and Delivery Plan

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Bristol City Council has been seeking feedback on their new Development and Delivery Plan (DDP) for the city centre, and we are pleased to provide constructive feedback.

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We consider it a privilege to play an active role in the beautiful and historic city of Bristol, with our office situated in the heart of Queen Square. We’re deeply committed to the city’s success and development. Our dedicated team comprises professionals from various backgrounds, including planners, architects, heritage experts, and urban designers. This diverse blend of expertise enables us to offer a well-rounded and cohesive set of responses to the ambitious vision set out for Bristol’s future.

The DDP, while comprehensive and thorough in many aspects, is a commendable blueprint for the city’s transformation. However, as experts in urban development, we’ve identified areas within the DDP where we believe further clarity and scrutiny can be beneficial, particularly for our clients and fellow consultants who are interested in future city centre development.

Our review of the DDP is aimed at providing a critical yet constructive perspective. With a proven track record in delivering successful urban projects, we are well-equipped to offer practical and thoughtful advice. Our focus remains on aligning the plan with the needs and desires of our clients.

In our appraisal of the six strategies that constitute the overall vision, we delve into various themes. These themes encompass Bristol’s intricate and ever-evolving identity, the connections between the city centre and its outskirts, challenges in the realm of transportation, the creation of inclusive recreational spaces, avoiding the pitfalls of superficial environmental solutions, and the potential introduction of later living and complementary uses within the city centre.

Our feedback extends to a more granular level, with a detailed examination of spatial-specific proposals. We scrutinise key street landscapes proposed for the Broadmead and Castle Park areas, considering user experience and the impact on heritage preservation and enhancement.

Ending on a positive and constructive note, we propose five key themes that could serve as the foundation for successful projects within the city centre. These themes reflect our commitment to the sustainable growth and prosperity of Bristol, ensuring that it remains a vibrant, well-connected, and culturally rich urban centre.

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Published: 26th October 2023
Area: Company News

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