The next round of consultation events on emerging plans for a major South Bristol housing scheme will start from this week.
Bristol City Council is inviting local communities to view early design concepts and options for a masterplan for what could become the city’s largest housing regeneration scheme.
The consultation will capture local feedback during the design and planning development process as the council’s project team develops planning applications for two large-scale residential development sites at Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus.
The emerging plans will be on display through exhibitions at Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, @Symes Community Building and Whitchurch, Hartcliffe and Filwood libraries from next Thursday (2 November) until 16 November. The display will be available during the standard opening times at each venue. People will be invited to leave comments and ideas by completing an online survey or a paper version from the venues by Sunday 19 November.
The project team will also be on hand to discuss the proposals at three local events; on Thursday 2 November, 3pm-7pm, and Saturday 4 November, 10am-2pm, both at Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, and on Saturday 11 November, 10am-1pm, at Whitchurch Library.
Cllr Paul Smith, Cabinet Member for Homes, said:
“These events are an opportunity for residents and businesses to have their say and find out more at this stage of the project. This scheme has the potential to transform housing provision in the south of our city by providing market and affordable homes alongside a new public park.
“We are determined to ensure everyone in Bristol has a safe, comfortable place to call home and in order to achieve that vision we need to respond to the huge demand for new homes. We have a chance to revitalise this part of Bristol for the benefit of future generations and their families, alongside communities already living in the area, which is why we are committed to developing a high quality scheme in partnership with local residents.”
There will be further consultation events in December 2017.
The project team working on the proposals includes consultants Aecom, LDS Architects, CSJ Planning and Avril Baker Consultancy. They have been appointed by the council to progress to the next stage of development by securing planning consent for the two sites. The council’s preferred delivery approach involves obtaining outline permission before finding developers for key areas that can be progressed quickly. From that point, the council would become the master developer, installing the necessary infrastructure for housing.
For news and updates on the project, please visit: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/plansforhengrove.
Notes to editor
Places to view the exhibition from 2-16 November 2017:
- Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, Hengrove Promenade, BS14 0DE
- @Symes Community Building, Peterson Avenue, BS13 0BE
- Whitchurch Library, Oatlands Avenue, BS14 0SX
- Filwood Library, Filwood Broadway, BS4 1JN
- Hartcliffe Library, Peterson Avenue, BS14 0BE.
The project team will be on hand to discuss the proposals on:
- Thursday 2 November from 3pm–7pm at Hengrove Leisure Centre
- Saturday 4 November from 10am–2pm at Hengrove Leisure Centre
- Saturday 11 November from 10am-1pm at Whitchurch Library.