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Bristol's Redcliffe Wharf developer plan 'unchanged'

Redcliffe Wharf, Bristol
Image caption Redcliffe Wharf is the last piece of Bristol's harbourside that has not been developed

Bristol City Council is to stick with its original decision to choose a firm to redevelop part of the city docks.

Complex Development Projects plans to build offices, restaurants and a café on Redcliffe Wharf which has been undeveloped for more than 25 years.

Earlier this week, the council was criticised for the way in which the developer was selected , after protests from a rival bidder,

Planners will be asked to confirm the decision next week.

The criticism of the council's decision-making process was contained in an auditors' report that was released last week.

Complaints about the process were made by businessman Alastair Sawday whose bid was not chosen.

It led to the council announcing it would overhaul the way in which developers are selected for projects in Bristol.

However in response to the latest decision, Councillor Anthony Negus said: "Redcliffe Wharf occupies an important waterfront location in the city that has been derelict for many years.

"I therefore welcome this positive step forward of reaching preferred developer stage following a competitive bid process."

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