A consultation for major changes to the existing Cumberland Basin road system – the aging swing bridge and flyover – is now underway. The overall aim of the scheme is to unlock a new and enhanced ‘Western Harbour’ area with homes, shops and green space. Key to making this happen will be a massive reconfiguration of the road system in the area.

Consultation is now underway and ends on 15 September 2019.

Two of the three options under consideration show a new road going through Riverside Garden Centre – land owned by Bristol City Council. This loss of space would render the business unviable, and would result in the closure of the Garden Centre.

Riverside was established on this site over 30 years ago as a co-op and now operates as a social enterprise. It’s won awards for its architecture and has recently expanded its popular vegetarian cafe. It’s a beacon of indepence in a market dominated by big chains, and is probably the best-stocked garden centre within the city. If you value Riverside and its contribution to Bristol’s gardens, then now’s the time to speak up.

Consultation is now underway and ends on 15 September 2019
For drop-in consultation events: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/growth-regeneration/western-harbour
For the survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WesternHarbour