Plans for new estate of 30 affordable homes on edge of Stoke Gifford

At the latest count there were 110 social household applications in the Stoke Gifford area
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Plans have been unveiled to build an estate of 30 affordable homes on farmland next to the M4 motorway on the edge of Stoke Gifford.

Developer Stonewood Partnerships Ltd, in partnership with housing association LiveWest Homes Ltd, has lodged the proposal with South Gloucestershire Council. It is for the parcel of land between Old Gloucester Road, the B4057 and the M4 motorway.

Agents acting on behalf of the developer say the estate would be made up of one, two and three-bedroom homes. And they add that out of the 30 homes, 14 would be affordable rented properties and 16 would be shared ownership.

There would be 55 parking spaces, and half the site would be used for woodland and wilflife habitat.

The 30 homes would be built on a parcel of green land next to the M4The 30 homes would be built on a parcel of green land next to the M4
The 30 homes would be built on a parcel of green land next to the M4

The agent also says that the development matches intentions laid out in the South Gloucestershire Local Plan 2006-2027, which states that new neighbourhoods on the north fringe of Bristol will provide homes closer to work for employees.

A local housing needs assessment carried out by the West of England Combined Authority also said 411 new affordable homes should be built each year in the district from 2020.

Latest figures show that in South Gloucestershire there are 4,000 applications for social housing, including 110 in the Stoke Gifford area.

A site plan showing the green space and location of homes at the proposed developmentA site plan showing the green space and location of homes at the proposed development
A site plan showing the green space and location of homes at the proposed development

In a supporting document for the planning applicaiton, the agent said: “The proposed development would clearly make an important contribution to the delivery of affordable housing.

“The delivery of 30 affordable homes is considered to be a substantial public benefit of the scheme to which significant weight should be attached.”

South Gloucestershire Council will make a decision in the coming months.

To view or comment on the planning application, click here and use reference number P22/04211/F