Update on housing from Bristol City Council
Work has been happening behind the scenes to move some of the sites already identified for housing forward. Here is the latest update.
Lockleaze Day Care Centre (Blake Centre). Bristol City Council is considering options to provide intergenerational housing - this can help both younger and older people find affordable homes and get the support they need whilst also reducing isolation by creating housing that encourages different generations to mix and support each other. This approach has been taken in some other countries but is quite new in the UK. Planning permission for the demolition was applied for on the 8 th April 2019, and is currently out to public consultation. The planning decision is expected by early June 2019 and once permission is granted the demolition can begin. It is hoped that demolition can be completed by the middle of the summer 2019.
Constable and Crome site – Outline planning permission was granted in July 2018 subject to a S106 which is nearly complete. Yarlington Housing Group are planning to build 81 new homes and are about to submit a reserved matters application to the planning authority. Half of the homes will be affordable - to rent or shared ownership and half will be for sale. There will be two bungalows built, which will be suitable for people using wheelchairs.
Romney House – There has been some vandalism on site with windows smashed and doors damaged. The windows and door have been re-boarded and new fencing has been ordered. Security staff visit the site daily. If you notice anything untoward please contact the council through the website https://www.bristol.gov.uk or through the customer service number 0117 922 2000.
Wider improvements to transport and access paths, Muller Road - This April and May, Bristol City Council held a consultation to ask views on proposed improvements of Muller Road. These proposals included a bus lane, better routes for cyclists and more, safer crossings for pedestrians. There were almost 600 responses to the consultation, 95% said that congestion is a problem on Muller Road and 75% said it’s not safe enough. The transport team is now discussing possible changes to the design as a result of public feedback.
The planning authorities for Bristol and South Gloucestershire are now considering the planning application for Stoke Park accessible path following consultation with the public.