We’ve launched a public consultation today (13 February 2023) on detailed plans for the next phase of homes at Hengrove Park.
This landmark development for South Bristol has outline planning permission for 1,435 new homes and improved parkland, as well as a community centre, commercial space, a Scout hut and a new sports pavilion to serve a growing community. Half of the homes will be affordable, for either social rent or shared ownership.
- Have your say: You can view plans and share your views at a consultation event at South Bristol Skills Academy on Tuesday 21st February from 4pm – 7pm.
High quality homes
This consultation will focus on around 200 high-quality, sustainable homes to the East of to South Bristol Community Hospital, as well as designs for the area of parkland to the West of the St Giles estate. This forms part of plans to retain 22-hectares of green space at the heart of the new neighbourhood.
Planned new homes range from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom family houses, all designed to benefit from the parkland. An on-site energy centre, which would be built during this phase, will connect the community to low carbon heating and hot water.
Supporting a growing community
Under the conditions of the planning application financial contributions will be made to enhance local amenities and services, including allotments, public transport and a £90,000 contribution to the local GP surgery. Financial contributions linked to the development have already supported the rebuilding and extension of the nearby Perry Court Primary School.
You can also view the consultation information and complete a short survey online: www.goramhomes.co.uk/hengrovepark
The project team will use the feedback received during the consultation to inform their Reserved Matters planning application which will be submitted to Bristol City Council in April.
Councillor Tom Renhard, Bristol City Council Cabinet member for housing delivery and homes, said:
“The Mayor pledged to get Bristol building again and to deliver much needed new homes for the city. Last year Bristol built 2,563 new homes with 474 of these being affordable.
“Hengrove Park will help us continue to tackle the housing crisis by building another 1,435 new homes – more than 700 of them affordable. It’s incredibly exciting to see detailed plans come through the next phase. I’m also pleased to see the park being improved as such a central part of the development, something for the wider community to enjoy for generations to come.”
Stephen Baker, Managing Director of Goram Homes, said:
“This is an important next step for a landmark South Bristol development. I’d encourage the community to get involved and feedback on our plans, to help us create the best possible new community for Hengrove.”