Bristol coach park under threat

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A coach park at Cabot Circus in Bristol city centre is under threat after from closure. A planning application submitted to Bristol City Council by Cabot Circus developers, Bristol Alliance Partnership Limited, is asking for the coach park to be remodelled into a car park.

The site is located on the south side of Newfoundland Circus, which forms the traffic signal controlled gyratory intersection of Bond Street, a city centre orbital dual carriageway, and Newfoundland Way, a dual carriageway which connects to the M32 main arterial route to the city centre.

Permission for the current 21-space coach park was granted in 2011 for a period of five years. The city council is currently considering the application but if it is approved, the car park will provide space for 99 cars, along with five disability bays. The scheme will also be temporary (for a period of five years) as the land has been earmarked for offices – a project which has been put on hold due to the recession.

The application and supporting documents can be found at: