Plans approved for 140 new homes on former depot site in Bristol

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Construction is set to start in the next few months

Plans have been approved to build 140 new homes on a former depot site in Bristol.

Bristol City Council's housing company, Goram Homes, has been granted full approval to transform the former Dovercourt Depot on Dovercourt Road in Lockleaze into a "thriving new neighbourhood".

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The developer is working with Vistry Group on the development, which will include one and two-bedroom apartments, alongside two, three and four-bedroom houses.

Half of the homes will be council-owned including social rent and shared ownership, Goram says, while the other half will be sold on the open market by Countryside Homes.

Commenting on the approval, Christiana Makariou, development director of Goram Home, said: "Securing detailed planning consent for Dovercourt Road means we can get on with building much needed affordable homes on this derelict site.

"We plan to create a thriving new neighbourhood here, with eco-focused homes and shared community spaces and play facilities that we hope can benefit existing residents too."

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An aerial view of the former Dovercourt Depot shows it is currently a derelict site An aerial view of the former Dovercourt Depot shows it is currently a derelict site
An aerial view of the former Dovercourt Depot shows it is currently a derelict site | Bristol City Council

Councillor Tom Renhard, cabinet member for housing delivery and homelessness, added: “Goram Homes can build much higher levels of council and social rented homes than we see at other developments, and Dovercourt Road is no exception.

"Half of the homes here will be council-owned homes for social rent and shared ownership, transforming disused land into houses and apartments to tackle the housing crisis, and will add to the 12,534 new homes built in Bristol since 2016.”

Marc Thompson, regeneration and growth director at Vistry Group, said: "Working in partnership with Goram Homes, we’re transforming this redundant, brownfield site into a high-quality collection of new homes, including a significant number of affordable homes, and new public open spaces, which is exactly what true regeneration should be all about.

“We’ve consulted and listened to the local community to make sure the development delivers for them, and, combined with our nearby development One Lockleaze, Dovercourt Road will provide significant socio-economic benefits for the Lockleaze community.”

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The development will also create a new public park and traffic calming measures will be delivered along Dovercourt Road.

Outline planning consent for the scheme was granted in October 2022, prior to the detailed plans being approved.

Construction is set to start in the next few months.

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