Bristol City Council, on behalf of the St. Pauls Unlimited Community Partnership and the South West Regional Development Agency, employed White Design Associates, Gardiner and Theobald and BJ Associates to prepare a land use and site development strategy to address the Dove Lane area of St Paul’s.
Intended to form part of a neighbourhood plan, the study uses baseline information from the Neighbourhood Renewal Programme, the St. Paul’s Unlimited Community Partnership and Bristol City Council.
The study area included Dove Lane, Little Bishop Street and Princes Street were a variety of sizes and mixture of land ownership exists. The area is likely to see pressure for growth in the coming years and the community and city government were keen to encourage positive change. The plan places importance on retaining existing and supporting new businesses because employers are the wealth generators of the neighbourhood and a mixture of employment and residential uses are required to provide a sustainable community.
The Strategy has been developed through the assessment of individual business users’ needs in order to promote and enhance the development of existing businesses. It is intended as a vehicle to attract and sustain appropriate investment and create the opportunity to remedy shortcomings within the existing urban form and land uses which have been identified by landowners, lessees, businesses, residents, visitors and clients.