Bristol Arena proposals submitted to Bristol City Council for planning approvalBristol Arena proposals submitted to Bristol City Council for planning approval
Proposals for the 12,000 capacity Bristol Arena have been submitted to Bristol City Council for planning approval following public consultation.
Strong support for the arena was expressed with over 86% of respondents fully or broadly supporting the Bristol Arena plans and 86% of people suggesting that pop-up events and outdoor activities would help create a vibrant place.
As a result of concerns raised during the consultation period, including access to the site and the quality of pedestrian and cycle routes, changes have been made to the proposals including a new widened cycle path and walkway, additional ‘shuttle’ trains during largest capacity events and increased cycle parking.
Two applications have been submitted: a full planning application for how the arena will look and be accessed on the day it opens and an outline application for how sites adjacent to the arena could be developed over time.