Barton Willmore has designed and secured planning permission for a new contemporary affordable housing development in Knowle, Bristol, on behalf of Knightstone Housing. The new development, located just two miles south of Bristol city centre, will provide 35 affordable homes for shared ownership, consisting of 27 houses and eight flats, to be sold by Knightstone.
Transforming land declared surplus at Salcombe Road into a perfectly formed and connected community, the new homes, which will front onto open green space, will have easy access to a wide range of amenities all within a mile, including three primary schools, four nurseries, two dentist surgeries and Broad Walk shopping centre, and excellent transport links with Bedminster Train Station and Bristol Temple Meads both under two miles away.
There is existing access to the site, and allocated parking will be provided. There are also plans to improve the footpath cycleway across the site to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists as part of the new development. Bristol City Council will be making further improvements to the open space next to the scheme next year, following consultation with local residents.
Barton Willmore’s Bristol team has provided architecture, planning and landscape services to the Salcombe Road project.
Avril Chadwick, Design Director at Barton Willmore said:
We are delighted that planning permission has been granted for this exciting new housing development on Salcombe Road. The development will provide contemporary, affordable housing for people in a great area which has access to a range of amenities such as a play area, schools, nurseries, dentists and shops. Working closely with our client Knightstone, our integrated service has resulted in an attractive environment, which brings together high-quality, contemporary design that complements the existing and surrounding developments.”
Caroline Hughes, Head of Development at Knightstone said:
“We’ve been working in partnership with Bristol City Council on this scheme during the past year to provide additional and much-needed affordable housing for the city. We’re committed to helping those who want to take their first step onto the homeownership ladder and are very pleased to have received planning permission to build these homes in Knowle. The development will offer a mixture of 1-, 2- and 3-bed homes for shared ownership which will be released for sale next year.”
Knightstone Housing hopes to start building the homes in spring 2016 with completion due in early summer 2017.
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