Current Planning Issues

Plan for student accommodation, corner of Wells Road and Wellsway

The scheme
Planning application 20/01591/FUL has been submitted to B&NES Council for an extension to 138 Wells Road and 2-6 Wellsway, to create 28 units of purpose-built student accommodation.

This concerns the block containing Fidelis, Menu Gordon Jones and the single-storey shop round the corner on Wells Road. The scheme would mean adding a fourth storey slightly set back from the frontage. The single-storey shop on Wells Road would become three storeys. Alterations at ground floor level would be minimal, and apparently Fidelis and Menu Gordon Jones would continue.

The plans can be seen on the B&NES web site:

The closing date for comments/objections/support is 12 June 2020.

BFA members may wish to make their own representations to the Council. The Planning and Transport Group would be glad to hear views, via

BFA view

After an email consultation with BFA members, the Planning and Transport Group have submitted an objection to the proposal.  You can read the text here.


Existing block