Last year, Bristol Airport took advantage of ‘permitted development’ from NSC planners to erect a large blockhouse on the sub-Mendip skyline by the entrance to its ‘Silver Parking’ zone for its admin staff. This monstrosity adds to the serious light pollution, parking sprawl and construction jumble through which Airport activities already disfigure this part of the Green Belt.
Now, following North Somerset’s recent decision to reject the Airport planning application, ‘Lulsgate House’ has become a stranded asset and the Airport is desperately trying to let this near-worthless building as offices. We have contacted North Somerset planners to ask if this kind of speculative property deal is allowed within the parameters of ‘permitted development’ and will publish the reply on Facebook.
Faced with the challenges of Covid-19, we also have a better suggestion: take the building off the market and, as a gesture of support for the local communities, offer it to the NHS as potential Nightingale community hospital.
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