Last chance to have your say on the Governments Section 21 consultation.

'Bristol Res' Blog • 10 October 2019

Last chance to have your say on the Governments Section 21 consultation.

On the 15th April this year the government announced its intention to scrap the section 21 possession process. This process allows landlords to receive vacant possession of their property after providing their tenant with 2 months notice to vacate either at the end of a fixed term or at any stage during a periodic tenancy.

As previously featured in ‘Our City News’ the government launched a consultation in order to gauge the general public’s reaction to the following.

  • Putting an end to what the Government call ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.
  • Strengthening the Section 8 possession process, so property owners are able to regain their home should they wish to sell it or move into it.
  • Building a consensus on a package of reforms to improve security for tenants while providing landlords with the confidence that they have the tools they need.

It has become evident that the government has already decided that the section 21 notice will come to an end and what the consultation is really focusing on is how Section 8’s will be adapted to provide a more up to date route for possession.

The consultation closes on Saturday 12th October at 10.45 pm  so now really is your last opportunity to have your say – take the survey by clicking here..

Full details on the consultation can be found here

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Plans announced for unique tourist attraction for Bristol’s Harbourside

Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a unique tourist attraction featuring a glass observation cabin hoisted 69m above the city to give visitors amazing panoramic views of Bristol’s Harbourside.

The city-based company behind Arc Bristol believe it will attract 250,000 visitors a year and expects it to cost £13.5M.  The glass cabin will be suspended between two super-strong carbon fibre masts, lifting 42 passengers into the sky on each trip and taking them on a magical 20-minute scenic ‘flight’.

If it gains planning consent, Arc Bristol would be sited in Millennium Square alongside the city’s We The Curious science centre from the spring of 2022.
Passengers would be gently lifted as its two masts pivot on a 3.2-metre diameter which would be the width of two Minis side-by-side.

Arc project manager Alice Ellis said: “Bristol has a unique maritime and engineering legacy.  Arc will tell that story in a new and really exciting way which showcases Bristol’s unique history and reputation for innovation.”

Arc Bristol is holding a public consultation and exhibition of its proposals, before submitting a planning application to Bristol City Council.

The proposals will be on display at We The Curious, on Wednesday October 16, from 2pm to 8pm. Everyone is welcome to view the plans and provide their feedback as part of the public consultation before a planning application is submitted later this year.

More information can be found by visiting Arc’s website

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