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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly of Bristol Planning Walking Tour

A walking tour
08 September 2021 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM / South West England / Awards and Social

08 September 2021 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

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Please join Julie O’Rourke (Senior Planner at Tetra Tech Planning) and Kath Haddrell (Planning Manager at the Inspectorate) for a short walking tour of the ‘good, bad and ugly examples of planning in Bristol. On the walking tour you will learn about the ‘good’, the transformation of Queen Square from a underutilised square with an inner ring road to a new urban space which has led to the regeneration of neighbouring neglected spaces and streets. The bad, the roundabout in front of the grade I listed St Mary Redcliffe. Learn about the opportunities to transform the area in the future, and the ‘Ugly’, the failed ‘city in the sky concept’ and the Galleries shopping centre. Learn about the plans for a series of concrete walkways above the traffic in Bristol which would have resulted in the first ever ‘city in the sky’ and the plans to regenerate the Galleries shopping centre which was built in the 1980’s. 

Walk specifics:

Walking difficulty - An easy walk which has a few slight inclines, generally flat, all footpath

Meeting point: Queens Square by the William III statue

The walk will be limited in numbers so early booking is recommended. 

COVID19 and H&S

The health and safety of RTPI members, staff and all participants is very important. This event organised by RTPI South West will therefore only take place if local government advice in relation to the pandemic allows for group gatherings at the time of the event.  If the event does go ahead, then to ensure that everyone can enjoy the event safely, we will be asking that all participants follow the any new guidelines issued by government which may include the wearing of a mask and maintaining social distancing.  If we have to cancel or reschedule the event, a refund or credit will be offered.   

A full risk assessment has been carried out and available here. This will be reviewed again before the event.

Prior to attending this event all attendees will be strongly encouraged to:

  1. Take an NHS approved lateral flow test and get in touch with the event organiser should a positive test be returned. NHS approved Lateral Flow tests are free with more details on where to order available here.
  2. Take up the Government’s advice to be vaccinated to protect you and those around you.

As part of the registration process, registrants must agree to our terms and conditions, which include adhering to our outlined Covid-19 safety protocols in place at the time and following any guidance requested by the venue or walk leaders.