BCLT is working in partnership with United Communities Housing Association to develop a proposal for 49 highly sustainable, affordable homes in Lockleaze. It is a fantastic site with lots of possibility but it also has a number of challenges including existing wildlife and restricted access onto the site.
A planning application will be submitted early in 2017, for a mix of family homes and apartments along with the construction of roads and services infrastructure. The proposed scheme includes a mix Shared Ownership, Affordable Rent and Rent to Buy homes.
BCLT has engaged Architype, an architectural practice with national expertise in community consultation, Passivhaus design, self-build and co-housing projects.
BCLT members have been involved in the project from the start. A Prospective Residents Group have been meeting regularly to support the development and steer the design process. If you wish to get involved in the project, please get in touch.
Timescale for the Project:
February 2017: A planning application will be submitted. If succesful…
Spring 2017: Contractor tenders due
Summer 2017: Bristol CLT Board approve preferred tender & Development Finance Package secured
Summer 2017: Contract signed
Autumn 2017: Start on Site (18 month build period)
Winter 2018-9: Self-finish phase
Spring 2019: Completion
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. Therefore as well as providing adequate parking spaces on site, we plan to include a car club to help facilitate residents to give up owning a car.
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.