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Approved: Bristol's Carriageworks buildings redevelopment plan

The Carriageworks have been derelict for nearly 30 years Photo:

An infamous eyesore in Bristol is finally going to be redeveloped following the City Council's approval.

The derelict Westmoreland House on Stokes Croft will be demolished and the adjoining Carriageworks renovated for business spaces and new homes.

The Carriageworks buildings have been derelict for almost 30 years. A London-based company will now transform it.

New homes will be made available

Bristol City Council deferred making a decision on the proposal in April after protests against the lack of social housing in the design.

Around 150 campaigners tried to persuade the council to reject development plans Credit: ITV News

The scheme was approved after changes to the original plans were made.