Western Harbour - Consultation Results
On Friday 11th March, Bristol Council published the result of its visioning exercise designed to consult the people of Bristol and establish principles for the re-development of the Western Harbour. We know that many of you gave support to Riverside during the process and we would like to thank you again for your contributions.
If you are interested in reading the report you can find it here.
Whilst the Visioning Report contains no direct reference to Riverside, we are delighted to say that the Council and Mayor Marvin Rees have publicly stated that ‘The treasured assets of Riverside Garden Centre and the pump track will be accommodated within the area for the existing and new communities to enjoy’.
Clearly this is great news and we are pleased and relieved that we can look forward to a future in the area.
However, we should point out that as no decisions have been made on the locations of bridges and road infrastructure that it is possible that we may be forced to relocate to somewhere else within the area.
Assuming the Council approve the Visioning Report, the next phase in the process will be the appointment of a company to undertake a ‘Masterplanning’ exercise for the Western Harbour. It is during this process that proposals will be made for roads and other critical infrastructure which will determine our future.
It will be on the publication of the Masterplan that we will know if there is another campaign to be fought. We would like to emphasise that our position remains the same: that we welcome sensitive development in the area but wish to remain on our current site.
So, for the moment we end on a positive note as the Visioning Report bodes well for Riverside and we hope that later in the year we will be able to bring you more good news. We thank you again for your valued support.