Friends of Bathurst Basin are very concerned about proposals to build a block of flats in the railway cutting alongside Guinea Street. It will destroy the view of an historical feature – the railway tunnel opening that linked Temple Meads station with Bristol harbourside. And the current proposal is simply too dominant. Barossa Place, Jubilee Place and parts of the General will be seriously affected.
Friends of Bathurst Basin are welcome to a forthcoming event organised ‘on shore’ by Mike Pope of Cabot Cruising Club. If you are a member of the Friends of Bathurst Basin, call or email Mike to book your place: 07792 720363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bristol Cabinet Committee met on 2nd July and a report to the Cabinet (available online, Agenda Item 22) states that:
‘The Council has been in negotiation with the [Ebenhaezer] boat owner for some years to reach an agreement on relocation but it has not been possible to achieve this until now. The owner has now offered to sell the vessel and relinquish the mooring licence. This is the quickest way to resolve the situation and enable the development to proceed. The Council would then proceed to sell the boat as expeditiously as possible in order to recover costs.’
FOBB intends to speak to Councillors Paul Smith and Kye Dudd and others to obtain further clarification.