Plans for new homes granted planning permission

Wed 8 January 2020, 5:18 pm

Almost 1,400 new homes are set to be built in south Bristol after a major new development was granted outline planning permission.

Bristol City Council’s Development Control Committee has approved plans for a mixed-use development at Hengrove Park, off Whitchurch Lane, which will include new homes, a public park and investment into community, business and education facilities.

At least a third of the 1,435 new homes planned for Hengrove Park will be affordable, and will include a mixture of homes for social housing and shared ownership.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “This is a really exciting step towards building one of Bristol’s largest housing developments in decades. It demonstrates our commitment to addressing one of the city’s most pressing and urgent priorities – making sure enough affordable homes are being built.

“It’s also enormously positive for existing residents and businesses in south Bristol, because as well as delivering well designed, high quality new housing with a mix of affordable and market sale homes, the development will include significant investment into the local community.”

Play facilities will be included in the new park, and the development will also feature new office space similar to Engine Shed 2 near Temple Meads. Additionally, there are plans to expand City of Bristol Skills Academy and Perry Court Primary School, and create new sports pitches and a pavilion.

Planning permission was first sought in February last year but rejected, and following a fresh consultation and new ideas from business and residents the plans were given the green light last October.