Dovercourt Road2024-03-21T10:00:10+00:00

Dovercourt Road


  • Outline planning consent for around 140 homes.
  • Half will be affordable, for social rent or shared ownership
  • Development partner: Countryside Partnerships
  • Our Reserved Matters application has now been approved

This new development will transform a disused Bristol City Council depot into a thriving neighbourhood of sustainable housing just three miles North of the city centre. It will create a new park for the local community and improve biodiversity on the site by up to 20%. This includes keeping and enhancing as much existing vegetation as possible and creating new habitats across the development.

New sustainable homes

  • CGI representation of the apartment block at Dovercourt Rd. Trees in foreground and person riding a bike. The building is a pale render with dark brown balconies and has four floors

Our plans will transform this derelict brownfield site into a high quality, sustainable development with one- and two-bedroom apartments, and two, three and four-bedroom houses.  The apartment blocks will be a maximum of four storeys high.

Good insulation, solar panels and air source heat pumps, and features like green roofs on the apartment blocks will all help make this development as low carbon as possible. These more energy efficient homes can also help keep energy bills lower too.

Sustainable living will be encouraged here, with electric vehicle charging points and cycle connections to the proposed extended Concorde Way cycle route.

Surrounding green spaces

Our landscaping plans will transform this disused depot site into a space to relax and play. We’ll also increase the biodiversity by up 20%,

  • A public park sits at the heart of the development: with natural play trails nestled in attractive planting and connected to smaller parks across the site
  • Shared community spaces include communal dining tables and furniture
  • Allotment-style raised planters could allow residents to grow their own food
  • Sensory courtyards create spaces to relax among the fruit trees
  • Additional plants will enhance the already biodiverse perimeter of the site, to create a rich wildlife corridor
  • Tables, seating, and shelters will be dotted across the site for residents to gather and socialise.

Supporting the community

Economic and social benefits for the area

  • We will donate £25k to local initiatives, to be led by the local community
  • A new public play park and sensory courtyard will benefit new and existing Lockleaze residents
  • New residents could generate £1.36 million per year in additional local spending
  • The nearby One Lockleaze skills academy will help kickstart careers in construction

Building sustainable communities

Goram Homes always aspires to exceed planning policy in terms of delivery of affordable homes. Our developments include homes of different sizes for market sale, social rent and affordable home ownership.

The number of affordable homes and the tenure split shown in the graph reflects the planning agreement and goes above policy requirements.

To find out more about affordable homes and tenures have a look at our FAQs.


*The tenure split for any additional affordable homes we deliver will vary for each site and will depend on the viability of the development, the availability of funding and the Registered Provider buying the homes from Goram Homes.

Project partners

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Latest news

Work starts at Dovercourt Road

We’ve started preparing ground for 140 new homes at the former Bristol City Council highways depot site at Dovercourt Road in Lockleaze. Half will be affordable housing.

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