Proposal

Our plan is to revitalise this brownfield site by bringing forward an exciting development of up to 350 much-needed new homes and flexible ground floor uses.

Key points of the proposals are:

  • A broad mix of homes would be provided to suit a variety of needs, including 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, and a combination of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom town houses.
  • Provision for 30% affordable housing, in accordance with local planning policy, giving the opportunity for local people to stay living and working where they have grown up, or for people on the Council’s housing register to find a suitable place to live.
  • The scheme is formed around a central pedestrian and cycle link – a green spine – which connects Hengrove Way and the local bus network to the new neighbourhood at Hengrove Park, surrounding play facilities and adjacent green space.
  • Existing mature vegetation would be retained and enhanced where possible and new wildlife habitats and green spaces created, resulting in biodiversity net gain.
  • Apartment blocks with green roofs and opportunities for flexible commercial, work and leisure space on the ground floor would mark the entrance to the site.
  • The existing KFC, McDonald’s, Premier Inn, and Wessex Flyer will remain open. Entrances to these facilities will be separated from housing with no cars being required to pass homes to access them.
  • Housing parcels will be stepped back from the central green spine. Different character areas are formed around mews streets, secondary streets, mews houses and town houses.
  • The proposal fits in with the wider aspirations for neighbouring Hengrove Park. The pedestrian links connect in to the existing and proposed footpaths and the green spine connects into the wider cycle and pedestrian network.
  • All houses would be 2-3 storeys tall and the apartment blocks would be 3-5 storeys in height.
  • Across the site, there will be new trees, car free zones, and green connections.

Proposed illustrative site layout

FOG = Flat over Garage