New district with more than 500 homes planned on the border with Bristol

The developers behind plans to build 555 new homes on the outskirts of Bristol will aim to submit detailed plans this summer. Bellway wants to create a new “environmentally sensitive community of up to 555 homes” on a site next to Brislington Park and Ride in Bristol.

The fields are located between Brislington Park and Ride and the former Wyevale Garden Center on the A4 Bath Road in Brislington, right on the city boundary with Bath and North East Somerset. The housebuilder is proposing a new development, just off the A4 Bath Road, which would provide sustainable transport links, investment in local infrastructure and around 190 affordable homes, as well as the opportunity for community-led and self-build homes.

The 38 hectare site is earmarked for housing in the new Bristol Local Plan, which the council recently submitted to the Minister for consideration. A Bellway spokesperson said that, subject to plans approval, Bellway hopes to submit detailed plans relating to the project to Bristol City Council in the summer of 2024 and begin the construction program in 2025 or 2026.

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Bellway Strategic Land, which is overseeing early long-term developments for Bellway, also launched a public consultation process on Friday (May 17) and will end on June 14. Fergus Thomas, Strategic Land Director (Central) for Bellway, said: “Our plans would see us take a site traditionally used for quarrying and coal mining and, following land remediation, transform it into a brand new community that will provide a will bring many benefits to the area.

“We want to know what people think of the plans. Feedback will be used to influence the design of this new community. Bristol needs new homes. We are also aware of the environmental, climate change and ecological issues the city faces.”

Bellway Strategic Land has established a number of key principles for the project, namely:

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