Category Archives: Conservation Area

Henbury Orchard planting

Wessex Water have today planted 20 fruit trees on the west side of the Wilderness area bordering Henbury Road.

Planting fruit trees
Planting 20 fruit trees

This planting is part of the enhancement and re-instatement works that Wessex Water are undertaking around Saltmarsh Drive, Lawrence Weston and Henbury and Crow Lane following the major flood relief sewer work previously carried out in the area.

The species list is: -,

Apple: Red Devil (2), Winston, Ellison Orange, Greensleeves, Lord Derby, Bromley Seeding (2), Bountiful, Laxton’s Fortune, Laxtons Superb, Fiesta Bush, One unspecified.

Cider Apple: Dabinett.

Gage: Old Green, Early Transparent

All the trees will be protected with mesh guards early in the New Year. And five Hawthorn trees will also be planted then.

There is a 1 year maintenance plan on these, that any deaths will be replaced, although this does not account for vandalism etc, only natural deaths.  Then this would be passed on to BCC or ourselves if we are so motivated.


Henbury Lodge Hotel – again

The hotel’s last two applications were refused by the Planning Dept. back in July 2021. I had objected on the basis of the proposed structure was too large.

A further applicationhas now been submitted with an application number of 21/06433/F and all comments have to be submitted by December 28th.

I have submitted an objection on behalf of the Conservation Society for the same reason of being too large a stucture in the curtilege of the fine listed building in our conservation area.

Tim Parkinson

Two Planning Applications by Henbury Lodge Hotel

Two applications were submitted at the end of last month. They were applications numbered  21/00194/F and  21/00195/LA. You can view them here:

Both seem to be similar are are for a 5m ‘temporary’ building replacing existing sheds  and reaching almost to the west boundary.

I have made comments on behalf of the Conservation Society objecting to the large structure in the curtilage of the fine grade II listed structure.

Tim Parkinson 7/2/2021

Planning applications and Conservation Area – A brief survey

In 2007 Geoffrey Jones carried out an informal survey to evaluate to what extent decisions on planning applications where influenced by the subject buildings being in Henbury Conservation Area.

The document available by clicking here contains a brief historical description of the Henbury area, history of conservation area legislation and the setting up of Henbury Conservation Area and the survey itself. The Survey is not comprehensive in that it does not deal with all applications in the conservation area and it, necessarily, reflects the findings of the author.

It contains a number of excellent photos and is well worth a study.