Bristol

Plan to build new house in Avon Gorge garden given go-ahead

Artist's impression of how the building would appear from the towpath on the Leigh Wood's side of the gorge
Image caption The application is supported by English Heritage which described the building as "highly unorthodox"

Plans for a five-bedroom house on a terraced garden in Bristol's Avon Gorge have been given the go-ahead.

Developers say the building will be "discreet and unpretentious" and will be a "polite neighbour" of the nearby Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Satyen Joshi, from Abingdon-based Chest Properties, said the home would be "virtually invisible" from the Portway.

But those against the plan said it would have a "negative impact" on a "historically significant site".

The application is supported by English Heritage which described the building as "highly unorthodox" in design and "externally would appear to reflect the rugged nature of the existing terraces".

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