Redevelopment of Old Toilet Blocked by 140-Year-Old Law Requiring Parliamentary Permission

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Bristol City Council’s plans to turn part of an old toilet block on Clifton Downs into a café have been stalled by a law dating back to 1861 that protects the land from development. The council must apply to the UK parliament for special permission, which would require a debate in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Green councillor Paula O’Rourke said parliament had been hesitant to approve the plans, deeming them a potential waste of time and resources. Changing the law would be necessary to make any alterations to the building.

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