01 August 2017 by CSJ Planning
CSJ Planning Consultants acting on behalf of the University of Bristol have gained Planning and Listed Building consent for engineering works within the grounds of Goldney Hall, Bristol, to stabilise land and repair and rebuild the southern boundary wall of this important historic garden. The works proposed are a direct result of a land slip in this area of historic garden, some 3 years ago which culminated in the boundary wall collapsing into the back gardens of adjacent dwellings. The works proposed comprise the piling of the slope to the historic garden and the repair and reinstatement of the listed boundary wall. The opportunity has also been taken, due to the necessity of felling a number of trees, to introduce a woodland management plan for this area which will reinstate the historic integrity of this part of the historic garden. Access to the site is severely restricted and it has taken extensive negotiation and consultation to agree a form of access to undertake the works. This includes the demolition of part of a listed boundary wall to Randall Road and its restoration and reinstatement once the works are completed. It is has been a challenging planning application to deal with given the engineering complexities and heritage context, even though the proposal was driven by Health and Safety concerns.