Shaldon Road, Lockleaze
Statement released by Bristol Community Land Trust March 2018
FROM BRISTOL COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
In response to concerns about work taking place on land to the south of Morris Road, on which a development of 49 homes are is being built later this year.
The work being carried out at the moment is preliminary site clearance of undergrowth and trees, under strict licence conditions approved by Bristol City Council in advance of the build programme. An approved ecologist is overseeing the work to make sure mature trees are protected and to check that wildlife such as birds, badgers and bats are not being harmed.
Full planning permission for the development was granted by Bristol City Council on the 15th Feb 2018 and I would like to reassure you that all the pre-commencement conditions listed in that permission will be carried out as required before the building work commences later in the Spring, including extra car parking on Morris Road.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience you may experience, and would like to reassure you that the Bristol CLT team we will be doing everything we can to minimise the noise and disruption. The Bristol Community Land Trust is a not-for- profit social enterprise run largely by volunteers which aims to offer affordable accommodation to Bristol people that are in need of secure homes. Our aim is always to work with the local community to do the best we can for the whole local neighbourhood.
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE PROJECT VISIT EMAIL BCLT@UNITEDCOMMUNITIES.ORG.UK
United Communities is excited to be working with Bristol Community Land Trust and the local community on a proposed development for a site off Shaldon Road, Lockleaze. We hope to build a highly sustainable community development, incorporating shared facilities and a wildlife corridor. The proposed development consists of a mix of affordable rented accommodation and low cost home ownership. In total, 49 dwellings (2, 3 & 4 bed houses and 1&2 bed flats) are proposed.
Current BCLT members have been collaborating with the project team from the start to design and plan the housing. We are also keen to house local residents in the project and have held two information days in the local area to get people involved.
Planning application granted – work on site to start early 2018
Local Community Consultations
The first community consultation was carried out in October 2013. Local residents in the Lockleaze area were consulted on the site and given the opportunity to express opinions about the local area and how this site might offer improvements or benefits to the existing community.
Three strategies for site layout and density were presented. These options ranged from a low rise development spread across the whole site, through to mid-rise flats which maintained green site boundaries and a high rise option with flats located centrally in surrounding parkland. The feedback helped shape the current plans, with support shown for green buffer zones around the boundaries of the site, and buildings kept to 3 storeys.
A further public consultation was carried out with local residents. Details such as materials, access, car parking and community facilities were discussed.
Feedback from this event informed us that parking issues and access from Morris Road were a concern for local residents. We therefore plan to include a car club on site to enable residents to give up owning a car, as well as providing enough parking to ensure neighbouring roads are not adversely affected.
The final community event before submitting to planning took place on 6 February 2017. Plans were shared with local residents at a community event ‘Lockleaze the Future’ held at The Hub. 54 local households visited the stand (approximately 120 people), and we registered many of these as interested in potentially living at the site.
Applications for this development are now closed. However, if you would like more information about our other shared ownership properties, please contact Brian Rowe (Development Support Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone on 0117 944 0593.
What is Bristol Community Land Trust?
Bristol Community Land Trust (BCLT) is a non-profit organisation established to develop affordable housing and community amenities across Bristol. BCLT is a membership organisation, with membership open to everyone who lives or works in Bristol or the West of England local authorities.
To find out more about BCLT visit their website here