Red Cow, 113 West Street Bedminster Bristol BS3 3PD

09/01015/F: DEMOLITION OF EXISTING, PUBLIC HOUSE (USE CLASS A4) AND REDEVELOPMENT COMPRISING A THREE STOREY BUILDING FOR USE AS A GUEST HOUSE (USE CLASS C1) WITH ASSOCIATED PARKING AND SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS
Please object to the application to demolish this important site.


Red Cow
Red Cow about 1914

Red Cow
Red Cow in February 2009(very little changed from 100 years ago besides signage

Red Cow
Red Cow in May, note the stripping of georgian podiment and bay window done before English Heritage came along to consider listing it

Demolition granted at the development committee meeting on 3rd June. 3 votes for, 3 votes against. Sean Benyon (Labour chairman) had the casting vote so he voted for demolition.
English Heritage declined to list it because it was not of national importance- even though of local importance!
Submissions must be sent to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk or to the Democratic services team (room 220), Bristol City Council, Council House, College Green BS1 5TR by 12 noon on 4th June Just because you may have written to the planners already does not mean that the Committee will have seen your letter so please write in again having looked at the planners report which is now on line. The planners are recommending consent.
An effort should be made to preserve the history of this area since very little evidence of the mining history remains. A book is currently being written on the Bedminster coal industry. I am very disappointed that the history of this building and this area is dismissed. The Red Cow is a central part of the 1841 Malago colliery. The Red Cow appears to have been constructed in 1792 so is a very early building in this area. It is not an unattractive looking building.
Survival of buildings from this period is a vital element in the local history, and could be used to promote tourism to this area. Far better than just another bland new building.