Bristol Zoo applies to continue parking on the Downs on busy days
Bristol Zoo Gardens has submitted a planning application to Bristol City Council to request permission to continue parking cars on an area of the Downs on busy days.
The Zoo is seeking planning permission to park cars on the site, near Ladies Mile, only when the Zoo's normal car parks are both full, on up to 60 days a year. The Zoo's current planning permission to use the site for overflow parking expires in May and the Zoo will be applying for a five year renewal of the existing temporary permission.
The Downs is the responsibility of the Downs Committee, which recently agreed to renew the licence granted to the Zoo to use the site off Ladies Mile for the next five years, subject to receiving planning permission from the council.
The Zoo has worked with expert consultants to carry out a comprehensive feasibility study to investigate any potential alternatives to using overflow parking at Ladies' Mile. This work has shown that there is a need to continue overflow parking on Ladies Mile for some years to come, in order to meet the travel needs of its visitors in the most responsible way.
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The Zoo says it has also worked jointly with Bristol City Council on ways of encouraging visitors to travel to the Zoo by means other than the private car. It continues to do so by reviewing and improving its Green Travel plans.
Director of Bristol Zoo Gardens, Dr Bryan Carroll, said: "Despite our initiatives there remains a continuing need, on peak days, for overflow parking. Without these facilities, substantial uncontrolled parking on Clifton streets will take place, with associated adverse implications on congestion, safety and residential amenity."