Planning permission has been sought for three advertising panels on the corner of Guinea Street and Lower Guinea Street: Planning reference: 20/02311/A. Planning permission lapsed on 1st December 2019 and City and Country (C&C) only applied for a retrospective extension of permission on 1st June 2020.
Friends of Bathurst Basin objects to the retrospective planning application for the following reasons:
- Most if not all of the apartments in the General, the Iron Foundry and Edward Extension have been sold. Such prominent advertising outside the General is not necessary.
- One of the posters concerns C&C development in Bedminster and has nothing to do with the developments around Bathurst Basin.
- This is a conservation area and the signs dominate an attractive quayside which is popular with tourists. The presence of three substantial and unnecessary advertising panels is highly intrusive.
- A request to leave the signs here for another 2 years is totally unacceptable.