Over 1,400 new homes are set to be built in south Bristol after a major new development was granted outline planning permission.
Plans have been approved for a mixed-use development at Hengrove Park, off Whitchurch Lane, which will include new homes, a new public park and investment into local community, business and education facilities.
At least a third of the 1,435 new homes permitted to be built at Hengrove Park will be affordable, in line with the council’s affordable housing policy, 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.”
Local play facilities are planned for the new park, making it comparable to other ‘destination parks’ such as Ashton Court and Blaise Castle Estate. A new office space, similar to Engine Shed 2 near Temple Meads, will be created on the development, and City of Bristol Skills Academy and Perry Court Primary School will be expanded. New sports pitches and a pavilion are also planned.
For more information about the development at Hengrove Park, please visit the council’s website.