Bristol General Hospital flats plan rejected
Plans to convert the former Bristol General Hospital building into flats have been rejected by the city council.
City & Country Group wanted to convert the grade II listed site in Guinea Lane into 190 flats and 10 commercial units.
The council wanted more than the £120,000 the firm had offered in community contributions but City & Country said it could not afford it.
The scheme was rejected on Wednesday, with councillors also citing a lack of affordable housing as a problem.
The original hospital opened in 1832 but closed in 2011 when it was sold for £6m.
City & Country said it was planning to appeal against the council's decision.