Chalking up the changes.

Councillors and other officials seeing for themselves where the access points might be.
The group are picture on Grand Parade.
The group is pictured on Grand Parade.

B&NES councillors and other officials were out on Grand Parade alongside Pulteney Bridge and Weir  just recently to consider the visual impact of the access shelters the Council wants to build to open up the derelict Colonnades beneath.

The outline of one of the proposed access points has been chalked-oust of pavement and road.
The outline of one of the proposed access points has been chalked-out on pavement and road. Click on images to enlarge.

The staircases and lifts would lead down to restaurants and other facilities they want to see occupying this unused and atmospheric space beside the River Avon.

How the Colonnades would look when reopened.
How the Colonnades would look when reopened.

Chalk markings on the road and pavement were an indication of the footprint one of these access points would have.

Not everyone is happy with the proposal and its understood that English Heritage is one body uncomfortable with a contemporary intrusion at such an iconic and important historical spot.