50% of the homes on the development will be affordable to help solve the city’s housing challenge
A new residential development with affordable housing is being planned for a brownfield site in Lockleaze.
Yarlington Housing Group has submitted a planning application to build 74 new homes on Constable Road and Crome Road in Lockleaze, north Bristol.
Working in partnership with the council, the housing group will build a mixture of homes on the development, and is proposing that 50% will be affordable, which is above the council’s usual minimum requirement of 30% for new developments.
Stephen Lodge, executive director of development and strategic asset management for Yarlington, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Bristol city council to provide these new homes. As Lockleaze is a brownfield site, it’s great to be revitalising this unused land, helping to build communities, and address the shortage of homes across Bristol without putting strain on an ever-expanding city.”
Councillor Paul Smith, cabinet member for housing, added: “This development is another important step towards the regeneration of Lockleaze. After a decade of being derelict, the Constable and Crome site will be transformed into high-quality homes – creating new communities as well as great places to live.
“Building new housing, and particularly affordable homes, in Bristol is a top priority. I’m really pleased to see that the site will offer 50% affordable homes alongside open-market housing, as it demonstrates our commitment to making sure we’re building homes that people can afford.”
The brownfield site in-between Crome Road and Constable Road will feature a mixture of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses, two-bedroom bungalows and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Of these, 17 homes will be available for social rent and 20 for shared ownership – and another 37 will be put on the market by Yarlington.
This development is linked to an adjacent site at Herkomer Close, which is currently owned by the council and has recently been subject to a pre-application enquiry with planning and urban design officers. The council hopes to provide a mixed residential development of approximately 50 homes – half of which will be provided for social rent and shared ownership, and the other half for open-market sale. Design work for this development is currently under way and further local consultation will take place as the scheme progresses.
Yarlington has also recently sold 26 two-bedroom apartments at Filwood Park and is currently developing affordable homes as part of Castle Park View, a 26-storey tower block in the city centre. Thirty-one homes are also being developed on the derelict Speedwell Swimming Baths for affordable rent, and a further 28 houses are being developed at Brook Road in Montpelier.