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« Reply #825 on: April 13, 2022, 05:43:31 pm »

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Plans for new secondary school and hundreds of new homes FINALLY gets permission

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A massive project to build a new secondary school, hundreds of new homes and businesses as part of the Temple Quarter regeneration project has finally been given Government approval. Housing minister Stuart Andrew has endorsed a planning inspector's decision to allow the plans for the Silverthorne Lane area of the city - which is located behind Temple Meads station, close to the Feeder canal.

It means a long-running campaign to get a secondary school built in this area - which parents and local politicians have called for for years - has been successful and work should be able to start soon. The delays to the new secondary school meant scores of young people were leaving primary school in the BS2 and BS5 areas of the city with other schools having to set up temporary classrooms to cope with the demand.

The planning permission is for a phased development to include offices, research and development units for the Temple Quarter university project, up to 367 new homes and a 1,600-pupil secondary school, along with listed building consent to refurbish some of the listed Victorian industrial buildings that line the Feeder.

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Source: Bristol Live
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« Reply #826 on: April 13, 2022, 09:28:48 pm »

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Plans for new secondary school and hundreds of new homes FINALLY gets permission

Parents have campaigned for this for years



A massive project to build a new secondary school, hundreds of new homes and businesses as part of the Temple Quarter regeneration project has finally been given Government approval. Housing minister Stuart Andrew has endorsed a planning inspector's decision to allow the plans for the Silverthorne Lane area of the city - which is located behind Temple Meads station, close to the Feeder canal.

It means a long-running campaign to get a secondary school built in this area - which parents and local politicians have called for for years - has been successful and work should be able to start soon. The delays to the new secondary school meant scores of young people were leaving primary school in the BS2 and BS5 areas of the city with other schools having to set up temporary classrooms to cope with the demand.

The planning permission is for a phased development to include offices, research and development units for the Temple Quarter university project, up to 367 new homes and a 1,600-pupil secondary school, along with listed building consent to refurbish some of the listed Victorian industrial buildings that line the Feeder.

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Source: Bristol Live

Time will tell whether or not those flooding concerns expressed by the Environment Agency are real or not. It's good news, hopefully for children starting school this September without a secondary school for when they are ready, and a sign of how Bristol is growing.
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« Reply #827 on: April 14, 2022, 06:56:14 pm »

I was at Temple Meads today and something stuck me (no, nothing that fell from the roof repairs).  Getting off the Beach Line service today, the scaffolding at the southern end looked different, in fact it looked like some of it had been removed at it was clear all the way up to the roof.  Wasn't the scaffolding running the entire length of the canopy recently?  I suppose I could be imagining things.  The roof certainly hasn't been refurbished there yet.  Here's a picture of what I mean.

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« Reply #828 on: April 14, 2022, 07:36:57 pm »

I was at Temple Meads today and something stuck me (no, nothing that fell from the roof repairs).  Getting off the Beach Line service today, the scaffolding at the southern end looked different, in fact it looked like some of it had been removed at it was clear all the way up to the roof.  Wasn't the scaffolding running the entire length of the canopy recently?  I suppose I could be imagining things.  The roof certainly hasn't been refurbished there yet.  Here's a picture of what I mean.

A paragraph in the NR» (Network Rail - home page) words about the grit-blasting didn't get into the Bristol press version:
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Due to the scale of the project, the restoration needs to be completed in stages. Over the coming months we will move our safety deck through the building, fully refurbishing the roof section by section. This summer we start work on the two gable ends from separate external scaffolding towers.

So it appears that the deck wasn't the full length of the roof.
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« Reply #829 on: June 10, 2022, 02:24:47 pm »

BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) reports on levelling up funding being awarded to Temple Meads and surroundings.  Is this new money or just a re announcement?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-61756580
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« Reply #830 on: June 10, 2022, 04:09:51 pm »

I think it falls into the category 'long-awaited confirmation'... next: Portishead?
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« Reply #831 on: June 10, 2022, 11:47:04 pm »

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« Reply #832 on: June 14, 2022, 07:31:05 am »

Marvin will be on Radio Bristol after 8am on tuesday 14 june to discuss the plans

BTM (Bristol Temple Meads (strictly, it should be BRI)) 93 million
Birmingham new street 750 million
Paddington 900 milion

Don't think the money(93 million) will pay for electrification to the out skirts of Bath AND BTM to Bristol Parkway.
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« Reply #833 on: June 14, 2022, 08:33:28 am »


Don't think the money(93 million) will pay for electrification to the out skirts of Bath AND BTM (Bristol Temple Meads (strictly, it should be BRI)) to Bristol Parkway.


No, it won’t. This money is purely for upgrading Temple Meads station buildings and the immediate area around them.
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« Reply #834 on: July 17, 2022, 06:22:42 pm »

There's a bit more in Bristol Live about the proposed redevelopment adjacent to Temple Meads along Avon Street for student accommodation, including a 12 floor block.  The site would be where the Chinese wholesalers are presently located.  Here's the link with the usual impression of "what it might look like".

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/local-news/chinese-food-wholesaler-behind-temple-7339583
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